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.
How I Learned Yiddish
Paul (Hershl) Glasser - Forverts columnist and former Dean of the Max Weinreich Center at YIVO - recounts how he learned Yiddish from a book at age five.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Paul (Hershl) Glasser.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Paul (Hershl) Glasser was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Klal Shprakh Is Not "Dead"- the Problem Is They're Not Learning Yiddish well!
1 min 19 sec
Slide 7 of 11
Remembering Yankl Blank, Teacher At Arbeter Ring (Workmen’s Circle) Yiddish School
2 min 1 sec
Slide 8 of 11