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.

A Polish-Canadian

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Michael Wex discusses the way in which Ashkenazi Jews discarded their European nationalities. He recalls working for the Canadian government as a college student and being amazed that he was seen as a "Polish-Canadian."

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Wex.

This excerpt is in English.

Michael Wex was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1954.