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.
Han Xu's Oral History
Han Xu, Yiddish language student in the January term intensive at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 14, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Han Xu was born in Shanghai, China in 1989.
Video highlights from this oral history
Holocaust refugees in Shanghai1 minute 49 seconds
Oral History Practicum1 minute 23 seconds
Words blended into Yiddish1 minute 6 seconds
Diversity within the Jewish experience2 minutes 36 seconds
Pursuing advanced Yiddish study1 minute 21 seconds
University in the US2 minutes 11 seconds
Language is a powerful tool2 minutes 4 seconds
More information about this oral history
This narrator's full interview is not available.
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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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