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.

"Maybe You Know the Name Chava Rosenfarb" Danielle Charak Remembers Her 3rd Grade Yiddish Teacher

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  • Danielle Charak, Melbourne-based Yiddish activist, remembers some of her teachers from the Yiddish school she attended in Brussels, Belgium, in the years after the Holocaust. One of her teachers was the young Chava Rosenfarb, who became a celebrated Yiddish novelist and short story writer.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Danielle Charak.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Danielle Charak was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939.

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.

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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?