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.

Every Sunday was a Holiday: Discovering Comic Strips in Newspapers

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Hy Eisman, American cartoonist who writes and draws the "Popeye" comic strip, explains how he saw his first American newspaper (and first comic strip) as a child, which sparked a lifelong interest in cartoons.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Hy Eisman.

This excerpt is in English.