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.

The Tastes and Sounds of Detroit

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Eugene Driker, chair of the Yiddish Book Center board of directors 2011-2016, remembers the restaurants, shops, and people you could find on the street of Detroit when he was growing up.

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.