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.
Helena Lipstadt's Oral History
Helena Lipstadt, poet and garden designer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
This interview was conducted in English.
Helena Lipstadt was born in Berlin, Germany in 1947.
Video highlights from this oral history
Working From Place of Minority: Reflections on Queers in the Klezmer Revival
1 min 57 sec
Slide 6 of 9
Longing for Gan-Eydn (Paradise): Reflections on Identity, Yiddish, and Poland
3 min 8 sec
Slide 7 of 9
"Making That Bridge (to Poland) Through Life Rather Than Death": Working on the Gwozdzdiec Synagogue Replica Project
5 min 32 sec
Slide 8 of 9