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.

Speaking Yiddish as a Child

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Fay Webern, New York City native and writer of historical, literary non-fiction, describes growing up with Yiddish and discusses the richness of the language.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fay Webern.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Fay Webern was born in New York, New York in 1927.