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.

Max Kellerman's Oral History

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Max Kellerman, sportscaster and Yiddish enthusiast, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2014 in Bel Air, CA.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.

Max Kellerman was born in 1973 in Bronx, New York.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Max Kellerman, boxing, sports, Bel Air, California, pogroms, Bronx, New York, Star Wars, Columbia University, American Jews,
  • Advice
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish revival and activism
  • Coming back to Yiddish
  • Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish
  • Yiddish speaker
  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Hebrew
  • Books
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Secular
  • Secularism
  • Non-religious
  • Family traditions
  • Synagogue
  • shul
  • temple
  • Jewish holidays
  • United States
  • Politics and political movements
  • Transmission
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Holocaust
  • America

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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.

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