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 Yiddish and English.
Leo Melamed was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1932.
Video highlights from this oral history
Give Them Passage to the United States! They Are on the Endangered List: Escaping Europe
4 min 5 sec
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