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.

Language and Memory: Interviewing WWII Survivors About Yiddish Songs

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Anna Shternshis, Associate Professor of Yiddish at the University of Toronto, recounts her experiences interviewing WWII survivors and the languages they choose to recount their experiences in.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anna Shternshis.

This excerpt is in English.

Anna Shternshis was born in Moscow, Russia.