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.

"I Don't Like it but...": Coming Out to My Grandmother

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  • Nina Dabek, filmmaker and Yiddishist, recounts her experience of coming out to her grandmother and her grandmother's surprising explanation follow her statement of "I don't like it, but I completely understand it."

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.

This interview is part of the series.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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