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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.

Yiddish Will Stay: Artist Samuel Bak Reflects on the Yiddish Language

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Samuel Bak, prominent Jewish artist from Vilna, talks about the richness of the Yiddish language and its significance to Jewish culture and history.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Samuel (Shmuel) Bak.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Samuel (Shmuel) Bak was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1933.