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.

Mostly White and Mostly Jewish: Not Interesting

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Sheila Horvitz, history teacher and lawyer, shares the disappointment she felt at age fifteen when her family moved from the diverse neighborhood in the South Bronx to a uniform area in Queens, New York.

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.