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.

We Had World Literature in Yiddish in our Apartment

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Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, describes his pride in his parents, who were well read despite having little education, and describes the collection of Yiddish books in their apartment.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marvin Zuckerman.

This excerpt is in English.

Marvin Zuckerman was born in Bronx, New York in 1932.