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.

"He Wanted Us to Become People of the World, But Not Forget Who We Are”: Bente Kahan Sings the Yiddish Song that Reminds Her Most of her Father

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  • Bente Kahan, Jewish-Norwegian performing artist, sings a Yiddish song that reminds her of her father, and explains what about the song speaks to her.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bente Kahan.

This excerpt is in English.

Bente Kahan was born in Oslo, Norway in 1958.

This interview is part of the series.

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.

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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?