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.

"He Needed It": the Content of Mendl Mann's Writing vs. Visual Art

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Zvi Mann, Hebrew teacher, discusses how the peaceful content of his father Mendl Mann's painting and drawing was in stark contrast to his father's writing, which was quite dark in theme.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Zvi Mann.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.