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.

Deciding on Graduate School

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Michael Wex describes going to YIVO to ask about graduate programs and his meeting with a professor at Columbia. He explains his discussion with his father about graduate school and the outcome of that talk.

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.