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 Melamed's Oral History

Leo Melamed, child survivor of the Holocaust and former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Glencoe, Illinois on December 13, 2012. This interview contains some Yiddish.

This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.

Leo Melamed was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1932.

Artifacts related to this oral history