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.

Life in Kyrgyzstan and Journey Back to Post-WWII Poland

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  • Annette Libeskind Berkovits, Jewish author and former Senior Vice President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, speaks briefly about her early years in Kyrgyzstan, and describes her family's journey back to Poland when she was three years old.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Annette Berkovits.

This excerpt is in English.

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?