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.

Mesmerized by The Young Guard: Radical Youth for a New Generation of the Jewish People

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Paul Azaroff, Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher and native of New York City, remembers finding and living in The Young Guard Zionist organization. He describes the mischief and radicalism of the group, grounded in a central goal to rebuild the Jewish people and embody a new type of Jew.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Paul Azaroff.

This excerpt is in English.

Paul Azaroff was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934.