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.
It's Foreign but Not Foreign: Reading Classic Yiddish Literature
Renate Fairweather, Yiddish teacher based in Oklahoma City, describes the feeling of reading classic works of Yiddish literature.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Renate Fairweather.
This excerpt is in German and Yiddish.
Renate Fairweather was born in Bonn, Germany in 1945.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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