AHEYM: The Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (2002-2009)

AHEYM is part of the EVIA Digital Archive Project which is "a collaborative endeavor to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors".

From the website:

"The Archives of Historical and Ethnographic Yiddish Memories (AHEYM—the acronym means "homeward" in Yiddish) includes approximately 800 hours of Yiddish-language interviews with 350 individuals, most of whom were born between 1900 and 1930. The interviews were conducted in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, and Slovakia. The interviews include:

1. linguistic and dialectological data
2. oral histories of Jewish life in Eastern Europe
3. Holocaust testimonials
4. musical performances (including Yiddish folk songs, liturgical and Hasidic melodies, and macaronic songs)
5. folklore, including anecdotes, jokes, stories, children's ditties, folk remedies, and Purim plays
6. reflections on contemporary Jewish life in the region and
7. guided tours by local residents of sites of Jewish memory in the region"

Note:" This collection is currently in production and is not yet available to the public."

The project is run by Dov-Ber Kerler and Jeffrey Veidlinger. See also an article on the Indiana University website here.