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.

"For Every Person That Helps It to Grow, it Balances Out That Horrendous Loss": The Role of Yiddish

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Annette Epstein Jolles—Washington, DC native and social worker— discusses how she has seen the role of Yiddish change over her own lifetime and her personal connection to it.

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