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.

Ordinary People and the Importance of Recording Their Stories

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Deborah Wexler, former Yiddish Book Center board member, discusses the focus of the Wexler Oral History Project and the importance of moving beyond the "great men" of history.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Deborah Wexler.

This excerpt is in English.