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.
Bina Addes's Oral History
Bina Addes, Wexler Oral History Project volunteer and child of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on October 4, 2012 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
A Hope for Cultural Transmission1 minute 59 seconds
My Father's Family Had Good Relations with the Christians During the War1 minute 14 seconds
"Being Connected in Any Way is Important to Me": Yiddish and My Jewish Identity2 minutes 2 seconds
Two Different Fathers3 minutes 8 seconds
What It Means to Be Second Generation5 minutes 14 seconds
"I Certainly Felt in the Minority": Jewish Life in Amherst vs. New York2 minutes 57 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- Family traditions
- Jewish holidays
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- United States
- Yiddish Book Center
- Summer camp
- Cultural transmission
- Jewish community
- World War II
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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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