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.

Visiting Sholem Asch's Birthplace in Kutno, Poland

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David Mazower - BBC journalist and great-grandson of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch - describes Kutno Town's history and how Jewish culture survived despite being swept away.

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.