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.

Do Not Tell Anybody that I Was Born in China

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Judith Elbaum Schumer describes why she did not like telling people she was born in China or describing her father's work as a Yiddish journalist when she was a teenager attending public school.

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.