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.

Beethoven to Sidor Belarsky: Growing Up With Classical and Jewish Music

Watch now:

  • Martin Broder, cardiologist and Yiddish speaker, shares the range of music played in his home, which included both Western classical music and Yiddish music. He recalls holidays where music played an essential role in the celebrations.

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

This excerpt is in English.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

A photograph of two men

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

An illustration of a woman

Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?