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.
Saul Hankin's Oral History
Saul Hankin, 2013-2014 Yiddish Book Center fellow, was interviewed by Rola Younes on October 8, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Nu? (So?): : A Yiddish Student Shares Favorite Yiddish Word1 minute 10 seconds
From Tevye and Tumbalalaika to Bundist Newspapers: Changing Perceptions of Yiddish1 minute 32 seconds
University of Michigan, One of the Best Places for Studying Yiddish2 minutes 10 seconds
"Vos darf men mer? (What More Do You Need?)": A Yiddish Student Shares His Favorite Yiddish Expressions1 minute 39 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
- Yiddish language
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Family traditions
- Jewish holidays
- Old Country
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- United States
- Politics and political movements
- Yiddish Book Center
- Jewish community
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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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