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.

Reading Rozhansky's Musterverk Yiddish Textbooks in Buenos Aires High School

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  • Abraham Lichtenbaum - Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (YIVO, Yiddish Research Institute) in Buenos Aires, Argentina - explains why Shmuel Rozhansky's books were so important for students in Argentina.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Abraham (Avrom) Lichtenbaum.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

was born in 1943 in Argentina.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?