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.