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.

Visiting Central and Eastern Europe, Revisiting the Old Country

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Minna Barrett, psychology professor and granddaughter of Yiddish actor David Baratz, recalls a trip that she and her husband took in the earky 1970s to visit Soviet-era Eastern Europe and to see if they could get a glimpse of their ancestors' lives in the old country.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Minna Barrett.

This excerpt is in English.