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.

The Forward and the Bintel Brief: Memories of Yiddish newspapers from My Childhood

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Annette Epstein Jolles—Washington, DC native and social worker— recalls flashy headlines and dating advertisements in the Yiddish newspapers her mother would translate for her.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Annette Epstein Jolles.

This excerpt is in English.

Annette Epstein Jolles was born in Washington, D.C..

Other video highlights from this oral history