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.

Taboo and the Forbidden: Jews, Sex, and Yiddish

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Valery Dymshits, researcher and lecturer at the Interdepartmental Center "Petersburg Judaica" at the European University at St. Petersburg, reflects on the changing attitudes toward Jewish history and the Yiddish language.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Valery Dymshits.

This excerpt is in Russian.