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.

"We're Legitimate Here": Honoring American Jewish Identity

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Deborah Wexler, former Yiddish Book Center board member, discusses the importance of recognizing the value of Eastern-European Jewish culture in the United States.

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

This excerpt is in English.