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 Has a Story for Everything: Translator and Expert Prof. Chava Turniansky Reflects

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  • Chava Turniansky, professor emeritus of Yiddish literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, discusses Glikl of Hameln, the narrator of the autobiography Turniansky translated, and discusses the wide array of Glikl's stories.

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?