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.

Vision for a New Yiddish Opera: Ascher Penn and Hatuey

Watch now:

Frank London explains his new Yiddish opera project - Ascher Penn's story, "Hatuey." London muses on why Ascher Penn, a Jew from Ukraine, would have written about Hatuey, a Cuban national hero.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Frank London.

This excerpt is in English.

Frank London was born in New York, New York in 1958.