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.

My Family Came to Connecticut Thanks to Baron de Hirsh

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Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel–actor, singer songwriter, and librarian–explains who Baron de Hirsch was and how he helped her family and many other Eastern European Jews emigrate and become farmers in Argentina, Connecticut, and other places.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.