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 Family History of High European Culture

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David Mazower - BBC journalist and great-grandson of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch - describes his family's history and its connection to high European culture. He focuses on his great-grandfather, the Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, who was friends with prominent people of his time.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with David Mazower.

This excerpt is in English.

David Mazower was born in London, England, United KIngdom in 1959.