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.

Jewish Comedy When I Was Growing Up

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Hyman Batalion, Yiddish speaker and Montreal native, reflects on the Jewish comedians he was exposed to growing up and describes some of their comedy routines. See footage of Michel Rosenberg performing one of the routines Hyman mentions here:

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish.