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.

Eating Jewishly in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Watch now:

  • Marina Vaysberg, reference librarian at the College of Saint Rose, remembers her grandmother's cooking and discusses how teaching her granddaughter to prepare Jewish foods was one of the ways in which she transmitted Jewish culture in the officially secular Soviet Union.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marina Vaysberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Marina Vaysberg was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1962.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

A photograph of two men

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

An illustration of a woman

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