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.

My Father, "Rebel" Actor of the Mexican Jewish Community

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Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, talks about his parents' lives and professions, and how they diverged sharply from what was expected in the Mexican Jewish community.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ilan Stavans.

This excerpt is in English.

Ilan Stavans was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1961.

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