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.

Breaking the Chain: New Americans and the (Lack of) Transmission of Old World Values

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Max Kellerman, sportscaster and Yiddish enthusiast, recounts the experience of his family and many other secular Jews who left the rigid structure of Jewish communal life in Europe behind them when they came to America, noting that something was lost when they failed to transmit an awareness of important customs.

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.