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.

Searching for the Contact: A Documentary Film About Connecting to My Grandmother Through Yiddish

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Nina Dabek, filmmaker and Yiddishist, speaks about her film "Searching for the Contact," explaining the title's geological origins and its relevance to her search to explore her Jewish identity and that of her family.

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.