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.
Eugene Driker's Oral History
Eugene Driker, chair of Yiddish Book Center board of directors 2011-2016, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 28, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.
This interview was conducted in English.
Eugene Driker was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1937.
Video highlights from this oral history
Friday Nights at the Sholem Aleichem Institute3 minutes 15 seconds
The Tastes and Sounds of Detroit59 seconds
Discovering Family History4 minutes 1 second
A Kid In A Candy Store: My Childhood in Detroit4 minutes 18 seconds
Preserving Literature: Sharing a Story3 minutes 1 second
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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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