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 Farewell Present "To Jump For"

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Linda Gritz, Yiddish cultural activist, describes how her uncle almost jumped overboard to save his brother's soccer ball on their voyage to the US.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Linda Gritz.

This excerpt is in English.

Linda Gritz was born in Bronx, New York in 1956.