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.

Learning Yiddish In America: Jewish Secular School Systems in the Early 20th Century

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Barnett Zumoff, Yiddish translator and President Emeritus of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeiter Ring, explains some of the ideological differences between the different secular Yiddish shule systems which arose during the early 20th century.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Barnett Zumoff.

This excerpt is in English.

Barnett Zumoff was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926.