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.
"I Wanted to Understand Them": An Early Interest in Yiddish
Diego Rotman - scholar and artist with a special interest in the Yiddish theater duo Dzigan and Schumacher - talks about how not being able to understand his family at gatherings made him want to learn Yiddish as he was "missing" a part of his culture.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Diego Rotman.
This excerpt is in Spanish.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Learning Yiddish Would Be a Waste of Time": Reactions to an Early Interest in Grandparents' Culture
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