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.

Choosing Australia to Raise a Son in a Secular Yiddish-Speaking Way

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Doodie Ringelblum, medical doctor and Yiddish activist based in Melbourne, explains how his father, Pinchas (Pinya) Ringelblum, settled on Melbourne as the place to raise his son in the secular, Yiddish-speaking Jewish environment he wanted.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Doodie Ringelblum.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Doodie Ringelblum was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1963.