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.
Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah in the 1930s
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, recalls how his family celebrated Christmas in addition to Hanukkah until Hitler's rise to power changed his family's practices.
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.