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.

Barnett Zumoff's Oral History

Dr. Barnett Zumoff - a medical doctor by profession and a Yiddish translator and activist, as well as President Emeritus of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeiter Ring - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 4, 2013 at his office at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, New York.

This interview was conducted in English.

Barnett Zumoff was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?