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.

Yiddish For Secrets?

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Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, explains that his parents didn't use Yiddish or any foreign language to tell secrets, but recounts that his wife was often made to serve as translator for her friends, whose parents did just that!

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.