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.

Irena Klepfisz on Jewishness and the Jewish Labor Bund

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Irena Klepfisz, lesbian poet and writer, defines the Jewish Labor Bund and explains the role of the organization in her life, and its influence on her understanding of Judaism and Yiddish culture.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Irena Klepfisz.

This excerpt is in English.