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.
"Needed Someone Who Knew Yiddish": My Father's Job in a Jewish Print Shop After Immigrating to the United States
Annette Libeskind Berkovits, Jewish author and former Senior Vice President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, describes her father's job at a print shop owned by a Yiddish-speaking rabbi.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Annette Berkovits.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"The Boss Was Completely Incredulous": My Mother Organized a Strike at the Fur Factory
2 min 9 sec
Slide 8 of 10
My Father's Involvement with the Jewish Labor Bund and Imprisonment in Poland
3 min 46 sec
Slide 9 of 10
My Father's Escape from Poland to the Soviet Union After the Nazi Invasion
5 min 20 sec
Slide 0 of 10
Experiences of Jewish Life in Post-WWII Poland, Israel, and the United States
3 min 27 sec
Slide 4 of 10