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.
Leo Summergrad's Oral History
Leo Summergrad - Yiddish speaker, educator, and WWII veteran - was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on October 3, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Leo Summergrad was born in Bronx, New York in 1923. Leo died in 2021.
Video highlights from this oral history
It Was the Most Important Decision of my Life: Signing Myself Up for Yiddish Shule
3 min 37 sec
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