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.

"I Thought that was Just How People Spoke": Childhood Yiddish Memories and Connections

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Chana Wilson, author, activist, psychotherapist and former radio and television producer, reflects on how Yiddish was a part of her childhood as her father's first language as well as the connection she feels to it now.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Chana Wilson.

This excerpt is in English.