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.

Chopin Nocture

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  • Adrian Silver, professional dancer and Yiddish activist, describes his scholarly thesis that combines music, dance, and the poetry of Jacob Glatstein. He reads Glatstein's poem, and a major part of Silver's thesis project, Chopin Nocture.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Adrian Silver.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

This interview is part of the series.

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?