A digital language archive featuring testimonies by Yiddish-speaking Holocaust survivors
The Corpus of Spoken Yiddish in Europe (CSYE) is an Open Access digital language archive based on hundreds of video-recorded interviews with survivors of the Holocaust. The materials contained in the corpus are a testament to the social and linguistic diversity of Yiddish-speaking Jewish society and an invaluable resource for linguistic research, Yiddish language instruction, and Holocaust education and commemoration.
Other digital artifacts that will be made available in the CSYE include:
The CSYE is a multi-year project, developed with the support of grants and research fellowships. Upon its completion, the corpus will be the most extensive source of conversational Yiddish ever compiled.