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 the Queerness of Contemporary Yiddish Culture

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Irena Klepfisz, lesbian poet and writer, considers the breadth of the crossover between queer studies and Yiddish culture.

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.