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.

Annette Berkovits's Oral History

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Annette Berkovits, Jewish author and former Senior Vice President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, was interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth on June 28, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This interview was conducted in English.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Bund, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, non affiliated,
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Other languages
  • Hebrew
  • Holocaust
  • World War Two
  • Secular
  • Secularism
  • Non-religious
  • Israel
  • Zionism
  • Eastern Europe
  • Soviet Union
  • America
  • United States
  • Politics and political movements
  • Transmission
  • Roots
  • heritage
  • Anti-Semitism

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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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