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.

Running to Jewish High School in Germany in the Thirties

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  • Arnold Friedmann - Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - describes the process of avoiding verbal and physical assault while traveling from Nuremberg, Germany to his new Jewish High School during the late 1930s in Germany.

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.

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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?