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.

Growing Up During the McCarthy Era

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Sheila Horvitz, history teacher and lawyer, remembers what life was like being a Jew with socialist leaning family members in New York during the 1950s.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sheila Horvitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Sheila Horvitz was born in New York, New York in 1944.