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.
Debra Weiss Yashinsky's Oral History
Debra Weiss Yashinsky, special educator and daughter of Detroit-born Jewish actors, was interviewed by Mikhl (Michael) Yashinsky on June 10, 2016 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Debra Weiss Yashinsky was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954.
Video highlights from this oral history
Passing On The History of the Holocaust, Even Through Those Who didn't Personally Experience It
2 min 49 sec
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Being Straightforward: Reminiscing On Her Mother, Elizabeth Elkin Weiss's Upfrontness
2 min 55 sec
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