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.

"Very Exciting, But Not My World": View Of Yiddish As A "Polonized" Jew

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Alex Lauterbach, a retired chemist, describes his relationship to Yiddish language and culture, and its foundations in his upbringing as part of Poland's assimilated Jewry.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alex Lauterbach.

This excerpt is in English.

Alex Lauterbach was born in 1923.