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.
Singing Yiddish To Seniors: Community Engaged Learning at Emory
Miriam Udel, assistant professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Emory University, recounts her experiences of singing Yiddish songs with her class to senior citizens and Holocaust survivors.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam Udel.
This excerpt is in English.
Miriam Udel was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1976.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Find the parts that really do resonate with you, and then pursue them”: Advice to Yiddish Students
1 min 24 sec
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“A Herring Is Also A Fish”: On Yiddish, Insecurity, and Being A Yiddishist in the 21st Century
3 min 14 sec
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