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.
Growing up with Argentinean Yiddish Literature
Abraham Lichtenbaum - Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (YIVO, Yiddish Research Institute) in Buenos Aires, Argentina - tells how his father was often given Yiddish books as gifts - and describes the first book he, himself, was given.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Abraham (Avrom) Lichtenbaum.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Abraham (Avrom) Lichtenbaum was born in Argentina in 1943.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Reading Rozhansky's Musterverk Yiddish Textbooks in Buenos Aires High School
1 min 27 sec
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