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.
Nina Dabek's Oral History
Nina Dabek, filmmaker and Yiddishist, was interviewed by Allison Posner on October 11, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Nina Dabek was born in New York, New York in 1956.
Video highlights from this oral history
"They're All Intertwined": Jewish, Lesbian, Yiddishist, and Northampton resident Identities1 minute 51 seconds
Searching for the Contact: A Documentary Film About Connecting to My Grandmother Through Yiddish1 minute 14 seconds
"I Don't Like it but...": Coming Out to My Grandmother1 minute 26 seconds
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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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