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.

Hymie and Irving Jacobson

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Shirley Schachter Katz, a child singer and performer for Yiddish vaudeville, describes Hymie and Irving Jacobson.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shirley (Shifra) Schachter Katz [Schachter].

This excerpt is in English.