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 Kid In A Candy Store: My Childhood in Detroit

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Eugene Driker, chair of the Yiddish Book Center board of directors 2011-2016, reflects on parts of his childhood in Detroit, Michigan, including the candy store in Detroit that he remembers well.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eugene Driker.

This excerpt is in English.

Eugene Driker was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1937. Eugene died in 2022.