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.
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Rebecca Levine, Yiddish teacher and Yiddishist, talks about the Yiddish-language radio shows and newspapers her grandmother and parents liked.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rebecca Levine.
This excerpt is in English.
Rebecca Levine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1932.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
“I Wouldn’t Say A Hotbed of Radicalism, but…”: Brooklyn College in the 1950s
1 min 22 sec
Slide 1 of 11
“I Don’t Think Any of Them Will Be A Yiddishist, but Who Knows?”: Yiddish Across Generations
3 min 31 sec
Slide 3 of 11