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.
No Sewage, but a Great Library: Memories of the Industrial City of Lodz
Jack Lewin—Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles—remembers his hometown of Lodz, from the lack of a sewage system to the joys of the library.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Lewin.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Jack Lewin was born in Lodz, Poland in 1928.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Mathematics Was Taught in Yiddish Until Fifth Grade: The Medem School in Lodz
3 min 11 sec
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