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.

Being Jewish in Primary School in 1980s Moscow

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Anna Shternshis, Associate Professor of Yiddish at the University of Toronto, remembers what it was like to grow aware of her Jewish heritage while attending primary school in the Soviet Union.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Anna Shternshis was born in Moscow, Russia.