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.

"At Home We Speak Yiddish": The Jewish World of My Youth in Argentina

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Daniel Galay – composer, Yiddish writer, and head of Leyvik Hoyz Yiddish Cultural Center in Tel Aviv – describes growing up in Argentina with a father who insisted on speaking and promoting Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Daniel Galay.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Daniel Galay was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1945.