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 Was Their Life": Legacy Left By Yiddishist Parents

Watch now:

Bella Kuper Sanderson, Toronto Yiddish teacher who was born in Siberia and grew up in a Bundist household, discusses her parents' strictness about speaking Yiddish in the home and the appreciation she now has for the value of Yiddish that they passed on to her and her sister.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bella Kuper Sanderson.

This excerpt is in English.