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.

Sylvia Lustgarten and Annette Zakuta's Oral History

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Sylvia Lustgarten and Annette Zakuta, daughters of Yiddish writer Y. Y. Segal, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This interview was conducted in English.

This interview is part of the series.

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?