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.

The Importance of The Montreal Jewish Public Library

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Sylvia Lustgarten and Annette Zakuta, daughters of Yiddish writer Y. Y. Segal, talk about the importance of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, and their family's occasional scraps with Rokhl Korn, the librarian.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sylvia Lustgarten and Annette Zakuta.

This excerpt is in English.

Sylvia Lustgarten was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1926.

Annette Zakuta was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1929.