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 Sentimental Attachment: Yiddish as One of the Many Jewish Languages

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Alex Lauterbach, a retired chemist, talks about what being Jewish means for him, and how that connects - or doesn't - to Yiddish, and other Jewish languages.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Alex Lauterbach was born in 1923.