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.

Embodied History: The Experience and Impact of the Helix Project

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  • Alana Fichman, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program student, explains how the experience of touring Eastern Europe with the Helix Project allowed them to exercise greater agency in the consideration and development of their Jewish identity.

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?