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.

Moshe Elbaum's Satirical Play

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Judith Elbaum Schumer, teacher, tells the story of how her father, journalist Moshe Elbaum, put on a satirical play while living in Japanese-controlled Shanghai.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judith Elbaum Schumer.

This excerpt is in English.

Judith Elbaum Schumer was born in Shanghai, China in 1945.