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.

Formation of a Jewish Scholar in Moscow

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Anna Shternshis, Associate Professor of Yiddish at the University of Toronto remembers fond memories of attending a specialized history high school in Russia a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the profound effects this had on her career.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Anna Shternshis was born in Moscow, Russia.