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.

Nu? (So?): : A Yiddish Student Shares Favorite Yiddish Word

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  • Saul Hankin, 2013-2014 Yiddish Book Center fellow, shares his favorite Yiddish word and reflects on how there is something untranslatable about this rich turn-of-phrase.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?