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.

I Didn't Understand that my Home Was Unique

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Judith Elbaum Schumer, teacher and daughter of Yiddish writer Moshe Elbaum, describes the prominent Yiddish actors and writers who visited her childhood home.

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.