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.

The Language of Fighters

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Hershl Hartman, native Yiddish speaker and educational director at the Sholem Community in California, speaks about the historically active role of Yiddish in fighting oppression.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Hershl Hartman.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Hershl Hartman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929.