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.

Going to School in Nuremberg, Germany in the 1930s

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  • Arnold Friedmann - Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - describes the common taunting and occasional beatings he and his sister experienced while walking to school as children.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Arnold Friedmann.

This excerpt is in English.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?