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.

"Before Our Eyes": Reconciling Past and Present with the Helix Project

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  • Alana Fichman, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program student, reflects on their participation in Yiddishkayt LA's Helix Project in the summer of 2013. In particular, Alana discusses the complex emotions that arose from their exploration of the former centers of Yiddish culture.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alana Fichman.

This excerpt is in English.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?