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.

So Many Names In One Family: How Surnames Changed When We Came To America

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Sheila Horvitz, history teacher and lawyer, explains how members of her family ended up with several different family names as a result of the immigration process.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sheila Horvitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Sheila Horvitz was born in New York, New York in 1944.