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.

Julijus Gurevich's Oral History

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Julijus Gurevich, active member of the Vilnius, Lithuania Jewish community, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.

Julijus Gurevich was born in Vilna, Lithuania.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Julijus Gurevich, Lithuania, Vilna, Vilnius, Vilne, Yidish-vokh, Russian, Lithuanian, Litvak,
  • Yiddish speaker
  • Eastern Europe
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Education
  • Jewish education
  • Synagogue
  • shul
  • temple
  • Soviet Union
  • Hebrew
  • Other languages
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • World War Two
  • Jewish community
  • Holocaust

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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.

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