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An Assimilationist Impulse: My Jewish Family Celebrating Christmas

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Published on Apr 23, 2014

Mark Gerstein - former high school history teacher and Wexler Oral History Project volunteer - recalls how as a child he and his sister received Christmas gifts so they would not feel left out of mainstream American culture. This caused great embarrassment when a Jewish doctor visited the home on Christmas Eve.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell...

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