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.

Restriction, Not Fun: Memories of Jewish Holidays As a Kid

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Hyman Batalion, Yiddish speaker and Montreal native, describes how he family celebrated to holidays when he was young. He explains why most of the holidays were not fun for him as a child.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish.