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.

Jim Hoberman's Oral History

Jim Hoberman, Village Voice film critic and author of seminal book Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between the Two World Wars, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on June 26, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This interview was conducted in English.

Jim Hoberman was born in New York, New York in 1949.

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?