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.
Fira Bramson's Oral History
Fira Bramson, z"l, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 at her home in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Fira Bramson was born in Kovne (Kaunas), Lithuania in 1924. Fira died in 2016.
Video highlights from this oral history
"I Said I Would Write a Book on the Condition that It Be in Two Languages": A Bilingual Lithuanian-Yiddish Memoir
6 min 39 sec
Slide 2 of 5
"I Work for the Yiddish Culture": Fira Bramson Reflects on Her Work with the Judaica Collection of the Lithuanian National Archives
5 min 16 sec
Slide 3 of 5
Once in a Lifetime: Translating from Yiddish to Lithuanian for the Communist Government
3 min 2 sec
Slide 4 of 6