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The Schepps Family Yiddish Print Shop

In our Schepps Family Yiddish Print Shop, you'll find the last Yiddish linotype machine from the Forverts—rescued in 1991, when the newspaper moved to computerized printing—as well as examples of wooden and metal type display fonts and other printing equipment. You'll also learn about the vital role the Yiddish press played in the lives of immigrants in the twentieth century and read some front-page headlines from Yiddish newspapers announcing momentous events in world history.

In this clip from our Wexler Oral History Project, Murray Lubin, a retired Yiddish and English linotype operator, describes the history of the printing industry through his first-hand experience.

All About the Printing Business: A Former Yiddish Linotype Operator Explains

The Schepps Family Yiddish Print Shop is made possible by Joan and Elihu Schepps and family, and J. Lew Schepps and family.