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.
From Radical Zionism to Conservative Judaism
Martha Ackelsberg - Professor of Government and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College - describes the way her parents' plans to emigrate to Israel changed as a result of the Second World War and their choice of Jewish identity in suburban New Jersey.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Martha Ackelsberg.
This excerpt is in English.
Martha Ackelsberg was born in New York, New York in 1946.