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.

An Irreplaceable Yiddish Experience

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Judith Elbaum Schumer describes how Yiddishist parents like her father encouraged their children to use Yiddish whenever possible - and how this experience is hard to duplicate.

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.