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.

My Father Broke Into The Wrong Car After A Night At The Yiddish Theater

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Rhoda Weiner, Yiddish speaker and active volunteer worker, tells the story of her father breaking into a car that he thought was his after taking the family to the Yiddish theater, and her mother having to run away while pregnant.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rhoda Weiner.

This excerpt is in English.

Rhoda Weiner was born in New York, New York in 1937.