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.
Video highlights from this oral history
Discovering Family History4 minutes 1 second
Preserving Literature: Sharing a Story3 minutes 1 second
Friday Nights at the Sholem Aleichem Institute3 minutes 15 seconds
The Tastes and Sounds of Detroit59 seconds
A Kid In A Candy Store: My Childhood in Detroit4 minutes 18 seconds
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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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