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.

Lester Thomas Shane's Oral History

Lester Thomas Shane, son of Yiddish actor Sam Shane, was interviewed by Isaac Daniel Moore on April 8, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York.

This interview was conducted in English.

Lester Thomas Shane was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952.

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?