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.

Golemito, the Nahuatl Golem

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Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, describes his children's book Golemito, inspired by Eastern European Jewish mythology, the Nahuatl poetry he grew up reading, and his adventures with his "genius inventor" childhood friend.

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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