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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.

Updating the Poetry of Itzik Manger

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Poet and translator Murray Citron shares an example of a time when he felt justified in rewriting one of Itzik Manger's poems, although he's confident the new English translation maintains the playful spirit of the original.

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.