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.

My Journey to Yiddish: How A Tamil Speaker Discovered Yiddish

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Meylekh Viswanath, a Yidish-Vokh 2013 participant, describes how he came to study the Yiddish language.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Meylekh Viswanath.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Meylekh Viswanath was born in Palghat, India in 1954.