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.

Mathematics Was Taught in Yiddish Until Fifth Grade: The Medem School in Lodz

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Jack Lewin—Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles—describes his elementary school, where subjects were taught in Yiddish and Polish.

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.