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.

Identifying as an American, Identified as a Jew

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Chana Wilson, author, activist, psychotherapist and former radio and television producer, reflects on growing up in America in a secular family yet was identified as a Jew in the small New Jersey town she lived in.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Chana Wilson.

This excerpt is in English.