The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Car factory work was segregated by ethnicity
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, describes in detail his father's car part factory. He remembers how those doing different types of work were segregated by ethnicity.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joel Halpern.
This excerpt is in English.
Joel Halpern was born in Bronx, New York in 1929.