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.

My Zeyde, Yosef Giligich’s Letters

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Ruth Friede, daughter of Yiddish actor Yasha Sher and teacher Shulamis Giligich, and granddaughter of Yosef Giligitch, talks about the letters her grandfather Yosef Giligitch wrote while traveling for the TYSHO Yiddish school system. They are filled with humor as they describe his journey.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Ruth Friede was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941.