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.

"How Do We Get to Our Stories If We Don't Know Yiddish?": The Importance of Yiddish Today

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  • Jack and Bunny Hoffinger discuss the meaning that Yiddish has for them today and the importance of maintaining a relationship with it in order to honor the memories of Eastern European Jews.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bunny Hoffinger and Jack Hoffinger.

This excerpt is in English.

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?