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 Carp in the Bathtub

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  • Alice Ahart recalls how her mother would buy live carp and keep them in the bathtub on Fridays because her father insisted on seeing fish alive before he would eat them.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alice Ahart.

This excerpt is in English.

Alice Ahart was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1932.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?