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.

Yosl Bergner's Oral History

Yosl Bergner, z"l, painter and descendant of Yiddish writers Hinde Bergner and Meylekh (Melech) Ravitch, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 23, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.

Yosl Bergner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. Yosl, z"l, died in 2017.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?