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. Barnett died in 2021.
Video highlights from this oral history
“All of a Sudden… I Said Yes!”: Becoming the President of the Workmen's Circle
2 min 8 sec
Slide 2 of 9
“There Are Some Younger People Who Are Creating Yiddish Literature”: A List
1 min 21 sec
Slide 5 of 9
Learning Yiddish In America: Jewish Secular School Systems in the Early 20th Century
1 min 22 sec
Slide 7 of 9