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.

The YIVO Institute

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Jack Kugelmass, anthropologist and director of Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, recalls his early involvement with the YIVO institute, focusing on the largely Polish nature of the institution.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Kugelmass.

This excerpt is in English.

Jack Kugelmass was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1950.