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.

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Valery Dymshits, researcher and lecturer at the Interdepartmental Center "Petersburg Judaica" at the European University at St. Petersburg tells the story of how he got a special package from the Yiddish Book Center.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Valery Dymshits.

This excerpt is in Russian.