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.

"Learning Yiddish Would Be a Waste of Time": Reactions to an Early Interest in Grandparents' Culture

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Diego Rotman - scholar and artist with a special interest in the Yiddish theater duo Dzigan and Schumacher - tells us of how his parents did not support him in learning Yiddish in his childhood, as they thought it had no future.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Diego Rotman.

This excerpt is in Spanish.