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.

Driving Under the Influence of a Yiddish Poem

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Poet and translator Murray Citron shares the story of how he discovered Yiddish poetry and translated his first work, "Eve and the Apple Tree" by Itzik Manger.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Murray Citron.

This excerpt is in English.

Murray Citron was born in New York in 1928.