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.

Sonia (Surele) Kramer's Oral History

Sonia (Surele) Kramer, Brazilian Yiddish speaker and professor of childhood pedagogy, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 17, 2017 at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York.

This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.

Sonia (Surele) Kramer was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1953.

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?