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.

Mendl Mann and the Almost Nobel Prize

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Zvi Mann, son of Yiddish writer Mendl Mann, discusses how his father almost won a Nobel Prize, as corroborated by Nobel Prize laureate S. Y. Agnon.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Zvi Mann.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.