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.

"Show Me Where You're Going to Go and I'll Follow I Hope": Encouragement to Younger Generations from a Former Hippie

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  • Patricia Barbanell—Civil Rights activist and art teacher—explains that she feels that her generation's social and political movements have ended and encourages younger generations to carry the torch of the 1960s.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Patricia Barbanell.

This excerpt is in English.

Patricia Barbanell was born in New York, New York in 1943.

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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?