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.
Ruth R. Wisse's Oral History
Ruth R. Wisse, author and retired research professor in Yiddish and comparative literature, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 7, 2016 in New York, New York.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
More information about this oral history
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish teaching
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish scene
- Yiddish speaker
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Jewish education
- United States
- Politics and political movements
- Jewish community
- Yiddish personalities
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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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