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.

Mother's Last Words

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Sheila Horvitz, history teacher and lawyer, shares the last words of her mother who, though suffering from Alzheimer's, could still communicate in Yiddish.

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.