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.

"Paris Is for Strolling, Moscow Is for Writing" according to Isaac Babel

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Andrei-Malaev Babel discusses his grandfather, writer Isaac Babel's, relationship with Russia and with France.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Andrei Malaev-Babel.

This excerpt is in English.

Andrei Malaev-Babel was born in Moscow, Russia.