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.
Yiddish Identity: "I Feel I'm Going Deep Into Myself, Into a Deeper Me"
Miriam "Mimi" Erlich, z"l, descendant of Jewish historian Shimon Dubnow, Bund leader Henrych Erlich, and Russian poet Sofye Dubnow Erlich, reflects on her Yiddish identity and how she feels about it.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam "Mimi" Erlich.
This excerpt is in English.
Miriam "Mimi" Erlich was born in 1940. Miriam "Mimi" died in 2021.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.