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.
Miriam Udel's Oral History
Miriam Udel, assistant professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Emory University, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Miriam Udel was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1976.
Video highlights from this oral history
“A Herring Is Also A Fish”: On Yiddish, Insecurity, and Being A Yiddishist in the 21st Century
3 min 14 sec
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“I Have to Tell You, Your Yiddish is Very Strange”: Speaking Yiddish with Hadism
3 min 20 sec
Slide 1 of 9
"Find the parts that really do resonate with you, and then pursue them”: Advice to Yiddish Students
1 min 24 sec
Slide 5 of 9