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.

From Tevye and Tumbalalaika to Bundist Newspapers: Changing Perceptions of Yiddish

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Saul Hankin, 2013-2014 Yiddish book center fellow, recounts how his perception of Yiddish changed dramatically when, during his undergraduate studies, he was exposed to the world of Yiddish press.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Saul Hankin.

This excerpt is in English.

Saul Hankin was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1991.