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.

"The Boss Was Completely Incredulous": My Mother Organized a Strike at the Fur Factory

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Annette Libeskind Berkovits, Jewish author and former Senior Vice President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, describes her mother's difficult work after immigrating to the United States after WWII. She explains, too, how she ended up leading a revolt in a sweatshop.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Annette Berkovits.

This excerpt is in English.