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.

"If We're Not All Somehow Children of the Survivors, We Might Forget": New Ideas about Remembering the Holocaust

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  • Joanne Borts—Broadway singer and Yiddish activist—describes her ideas for historicizing the Holocaust, and shares her concern that we need to remember the Holocaust today especially as we are moving farther away from it.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joanne Borts.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

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?