The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

"They're All Intertwined": Jewish, Lesbian, Yiddishist, and Northampton resident Identities

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Nina Dabek, filmmaker and Yiddishist, explains that two prominent facets of her identity--her Jewishness and her sexual orientation--grew side-by-side and sympathetically in the progressive culture of Northampton, MA.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Nina Dabek.

This excerpt is in English.

Nina Dabek was born in New York, New York in 1956.