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.

Writing for the Village Voice

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Jim Hoberman - film critic and author of seminal book Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between the Two World Wars - recounts how writing about Yiddish films led to a job writing for the Village Voice.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jim Hoberman.

This excerpt is in English.

Jim Hoberman was born in New York, New York in 1949.