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.
Facing Anti-Semitism in Washington D.C.
Helen Kurzban, Brooklyn-born native Yiddish speaker and former administrator in the New York City public schools, recalls her first impressions of Washington D.C. in the 1950s, including shocking anti-semitism.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Helen Kurzban.
This excerpt is in English.
Helen Kurzban was born in New York, New York in 1930.