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 Jewish, Lesbian Experience of Second Wave Feminism and Yiddish Activism

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Irena Klepfisz, lesbian poet and writer, reflects on how the intersections of her identity, as a Jewish, Yiddish-speaking, Lesbian, and feminist, has influenced her role in Yiddish culture and Jewish feminist poetry.

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

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.