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.

A Double Name Change: How My Father and I Are The Only Two Isaacsons In The Immediate Family

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Mei Li Isaacson, 2012 January term Yiddish student, described her grandfather's decision to change his last name and how her father came to change it back.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mei Li Isaacson.

This excerpt is in English.

Mei Li Isaacson was born in China in 1992.