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.
My Parents Stole Across Borders to Get to America
Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, tells how his parents managed to immigrate to the United States - and how his father avoided being sent from Canada back to Europe.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marvin Zuckerman.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
Marvin Zuckerman was born in Bronx, New York in 1932.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.