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.

Hearing Yiddish Music in Grandparents' Home

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Anita Garlick, YBC zamler in Sullivan County, describes her grandparents' kitchen, where Yiddish music was constantly playing, and shares some of the memories she has of their victrola and the songs she heard.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anita Garlick.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Anita Garlick was born in New York, New York in 1924. Anita died in 2020.