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.

"This is Something That Would Speak with Audre Lorde": Things People Should Know About Celia's Life, Poetry, and Personality

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  • Elizabeth Starčević, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin, shares what she would like everyone to know about her grandmother, including the breadth of her artistic talent, the importance of her writing and painting about women (and the connections she sees with Audre Lorde's work), and the fact that she was strong, determined, and multi-faceted.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elizabeth Starčević.

This excerpt is in English.

Elizabeth Starčević was born in New York, New York in 1942.

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?