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.

"My Mother Did Not Allow Me To Run with the 'Trombeniks'": How My Childhood Made Me a Clumsy Soldier

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Irv Zuckerman recalls how his mother wouldn't let him be rough with other kids, which resulted in his clumsiness during his service in the army.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Irv Zuckerman.

This excerpt is in English.

Irv Zuckerman was born in New York in 1924. Irv died in 2019.

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