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.
A Gliklekher Mentsh (A Lucky Man)
Israel Milkow, a retired IT professional, recounts his observations of the differences in working culture between the Old World and the New, and talks about being "a gliklekher mentsh"- a lucky man.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Israel Milkow.
This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.
Israel Milkow was born in Slonim, Poland in 1935.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Mit a pekl afn pleytse" (With a Bag on His Back): Reflections on Jewish Wandering and Israel
3 min 19 sec
Slide 6 of 10
"If You Want To Eat Latkes, Wait For Hanukkah": On Jewish Identification, Especially After The Holocaust
2 min 7 sec
Slide 8 of 10