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.

"A Personal Offense": A Mother Comes to Terms With the Great Depression

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Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and writer, recalls his mother's shame and social isolation after the onset of the Great Depression, and the strife it caused in his family.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jules Feiffer.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.