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.

A Fight Between Polish and Russian: My Jewish Family's Culinary Traditions

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Thelma Oldak Finkler, Yiddish translator and English teacher who grew up in Mexico, describes her family's cooking traditions, including recipes and cooking utensils inherited from her great-grandmother and learning to incorporate Mexican dishes into Jewish traditions.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Thelma Oldak Finkler.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Thelma Oldak Finkler was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1965.