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.

The Jewish Part of My Identity Had Nothing to Do With Religion: A Secular Yiddishist Home in Detroit

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  • Thinking about his "Jewish" home, Martin Broder, cardiologist and Yiddish speaker, describes his parents as secular Yiddishists, and his home as one filled with the Yiddish language.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Martin Broder.

This excerpt is in English.

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?