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The Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories

Professor Veidlinger was co-director, together with Professor Dov-Ber Kerler of Indiana University, of the Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (AHEYM: the acronym means “homeward” in Yiddish), a digital video collection of approximately 600 hours of Yiddish language interviews conducted in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia between 2002 and 2009. The interviews include linguistic and dialectological data, oral histories of Jewish life, Holocaust testimonials, musical performances, folklore, reflections on contemporary Jewish life in the region, and guided tours of sites of Jewish memory.  The entire archive is accessible through Indiana University's Online Media Collections.  The Project was funded by Indiana University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Selected Media

The Yiddish Speakers Who Stayed Behind” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 3, 2014

Voices from the Shtetl: The Yiddish Memories Project” National Endowment for the Humanities Blog, January 29, 2014

Preserving Yiddish memory from before World War II IU News Room, May 5, 2009

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