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.

My Parents' Values Left a Mark

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Leo Summergrad - Yiddish speaker, educator, and WWII veteran - reflects on the values his parents tried to instill in him.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leo Summergrad.

This excerpt is in English.

Leo Summergrad was born in Bronx, New York in 1923. Leo died in 2021.