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.

Gella Schweid Fishman's Oral History

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Gella Schweid Fishman, Yiddish teacher, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 24, 2016 in Bronx, New York.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish.

Gella Schweid, 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.

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