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.
Mei Li Isaacson's Oral History
Mei Li Isaacson, 2012 January term Yiddish student, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on April 11, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Mei Li Isaacson was born in China in 1992.
Video highlights from this oral history
A Double Name Change: How My Father and I Are The Only Two Isaacsons In The Immediate Family
2 min 7 sec
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I Always Sort Of Felt Out Of Place": How My Jewishness Fits Into My Identity approved for content
3 min 32 sec
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Comparing Yiddish and Chinese: My Experience Browsing Through Books At The Yiddish Book Center
1 min 20 sec
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