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.

An Auspicious Friendship

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Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, recounts an episode from his family history, in which an unlikely friendship between his shoemaker grandfather and a man who would become a Nazi officer allowed for the safe passage of family members to America and Palestine.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Theodore (Ted) Steinberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Theodore (Ted) Steinberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947.