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.
Jean Baumgarten discusses the opportunities provided him in Yiddish studies by the Medem Bibliotheque. He highlights the importance of his connection to an older generation of Yiddish speakers.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jean Baumgarten.
This excerpt is in English.
Jean Baumgarten was born in Paris, France in 1950.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.