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.

Yiddish Songs about Non-Jews

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Bernie Agranoff, scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, whose uncle was a Yiddish theater prompter in Detroit, sings a cheeky song his father taught him that children in Russia would sing about non-Jews.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bernie Agranoff.

This excerpt is in English.

Bernie Agranoff was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1926.