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.
Who is Jack? Yiddish Permeated the Atmosphere
Harriet Murav, translator of Yiddish literature, remembers her upbringing in a Yiddish speaking home in New Jersey, and tells a story about not knowing her father's English name.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harriet Murav.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.