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.
"Yiddish Is the Language of Love": Relationship to Yiddish Through Grandparents
Anita Garlick, YBC zamler in Sullivan County, describes the way her close relationship with her Yiddish-speaking grandparents shaped her relationship to Yiddish, which she associates with love.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anita Garlick.
This excerpt is in English.
Anita Garlick was born in New York, New York in 1924. Anita died in 2020.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A Family of Talmudic Scholars: My Father's Shtetl Background, and His Reason for Coming to America
1 min 20 sec
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A Gan-eyden (Garden of Eden) in the Borscht Belt: Bungalow Colonies in the Catskills
4 min 1 sec
Slide 7 of 11
My Experiences as a Zamler in Sullivan County, and How Aaron Lansky Inspired Me
2 min 54 sec
Slide 10 of 11