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.

Glikl of Hameln: Prof. Chava Turniansky Explains the Importance of the 17th Century Memoir Written By A Woman in Yiddish

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  • Chava Turniansky, professor emeritus of Yiddish literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, describes the 17th century autobiography written by a woman in Yiddish, Glikl of Hameln, and why one should read it.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Chava Turniansky.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

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?