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Heather Valencia's Oral History
Heather Valencia, Yiddish translator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 7th, 2019 in Thornhill, Scotland.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Heather Valencia was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1942.
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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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