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.
Preserving Literature: Sharing a Story
Eugene Driker, chair of the Yiddish Book Center board of directors 2011-2016, discusses the importance of sharing Yiddish literature and why he is so involved in translating efforts.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eugene Driker.
This excerpt is in English.
Eugene Driker was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1937.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Preserving Literature: Sharing a Story3 minutes 1 second
Discovering Family History4 minutes 1 second
A Kid In A Candy Store: My Childhood in Detroit4 minutes 18 seconds
The Tastes and Sounds of Detroit59 seconds
Friday Nights at the Sholem Aleichem Institute3 minutes 15 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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