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.

My Impromptu Private Tour of the Yiddish Book Center

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Sadie Espar, z"l, librarian from Detroit, Michigan, remembers how she and her daughter-in-law were thwarted in their visits to the Yiddish Book Center, but in the end received a private tour.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sadie Espar.

This excerpt is in English.