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.

"Better Than a Biblical Narrative" Speaking Yiddish as Revenge Against Hitler

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Max Kellerman, sportscaster and Yiddish enthusiast, discusses how the Holocaust played a critical role in shaping his Jewish identity and love of Yiddish, sharing his late brother Sam's vision of Yiddish activism as a means of resisting the destruction of Jewish culture under Hitler.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Max Kellerman.

This excerpt is in English.

Max Kellerman was born in Bronx, New York in 1973.