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.

The Arrival of Yiddish-Speaking Children Refugees from Poland

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Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, reflects on how the arrival of Polish refugees in his neighborhood - including children who spoke Yiddish - validated his use of Yiddish.

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.