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.

Jewish Boyhood in Rural Wales: My Grandfather's Story

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Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, discusses his grandfather's experiences growing up in a tiny Protestant farming village in rural Wales

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Merlin Shepherd.

This excerpt is in English.

Merlin Shepherd was born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom in 1963.