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.

Learning Yiddish and the Physical, Sensory Experience of Engaging with the Books: Internship at the Yiddish Book Center, Summer 1994

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—describes some of the highlights of her summer internship at the Yiddish Book Center, including the interplay between learning the language and interacting with the materiality of all the books.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Caraid O'Brien.

This excerpt is in English.

Caraid O'Brien was born in Galway, Ireland in 1974.


Other video highlights from this oral history