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.

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.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?