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.
Rachel Weston's Oral History
Rachel Weston, a London-based singer with a particular interest in Yiddish song, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 22, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada.
This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.
Video highlights from this oral history
Yiddish Misfits Gathered and Scattered: Reflections on the Klezmer Revival, Diaspora, and Movement
3 min 26 sec
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Songs for the Shul Klapper: Musical Parallels between Yiddish East London and Eastern Europe
5 min 22 sec
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Childhood Memories of - and Adult Reflections on - the United Synagogue in London
4 min 24 sec
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