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.

When I First Heard My Husband, Oscar Ravina, Play Violin

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  • Ruth Ravina – Holocaust survivor – remembers her reaction to hearing her future husband, Oscar Ravina, play the violin and what was so special about his playing.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ruth Ravina.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

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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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