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  • Amanda Lundquist, artist and 2013-2014 Yiddish Book Center fellow, explains that her connection to Yiddish as diasporic rather than Zionist because it resonates with her identity and history as an Ashkenazi Jew.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Fabian Schnedler, German Yiddish musician, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on March 30, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
2015-03-30
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Zachary Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University, speaks to the role of the National Endowment for the Humanities funding in maintaining and expanding YIVO's programs and collections.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel - singer, songwriter, and librarian - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 13, 2014 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland.
2014-08-13
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Chana Mlotek, music archivist at YIVO (Yiddish Research Institute in New York City), sings Yiddish songs which she wrote for Rosh Hashana while a teacher at a Workmen's Circle school.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Yankl Garelik, Belarus-born printer now residing in Denver, Colorado, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish.
2012-08-24
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Hankus describes his excitement in the Yiddish Book Center's commitment to ethnographic projects. He reflects, too, on the personal importance the Yiddish Book Center has played for him as an "institutional home."
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Wyman Brent, initiator of the Vilnius Jewish Public Library, discusses his choice to include more lighthearted Jewish works in the library among heavier books and films dealing with antisemitism.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Rachel Weston, a London-based singer with a particular interest in Yiddish song, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 22, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada.
2014-08-22
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Jack Wolofsky, grandson of Yiddish writer and editor Hirsh Wolofsky, talks about co-founding (with Hy Goldman and others) KlezKanada, a major Jewish cultural festival and retreat held annually in Canada's Laurentian mountains.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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