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.

"Remember That You Stand On The Shoulders of Other People"

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Eleanor Reissa, singer, advises younger generations of Yiddishists to be open to new opportunities and to remember the efforts of those who came before them.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eleanor Reissa.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Eleanor Reissa was born in Brooklyn, New York.