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.

My Parents Got Married Twice

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Hyman Batalion, Yiddish speaker and Montreal native, tells the story of his parents' immigration to Canada. This story includes how his parents met and why they had to get married twice.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Hyman Batalion.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.