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.

Babel and His Community

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Andrei Malaev-Babel describes his grandfather, Isaac Babel's, Jewish identity, work, and community, especially through the point of view of his grandmother, whom he knew growing up.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Andrei Malaev-Babel.

This excerpt is in English.

Andrei Malaev-Babel was born in Moscow, Russia.