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.

Marvin Zuckerman on Writing a Yiddish Primer

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Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, tells why he decided to write a new Yiddish primer when he began teaching Yiddish classes.

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.