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.
"Paris Is for Strolling, Moscow Is for Writing" according to Isaac Babel
Andrei-Malaev Babel discusses his grandfather, writer Isaac Babel's, relationship with Russia and with France.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Andrei Malaev-Babel.
This excerpt is in English.
Andrei Malaev-Babel was born in Moscow, Russia.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Paris Is for Strolling, Moscow Is for Writing" according to Isaac Babel1 minute 51 seconds
"He Makes You a Co-Creator": Reading Isaac Babel3 minutes 1 second
Jews in the Vakhtangov Theater2 minutes 26 seconds
"A Mission To Tell the Truth": My Grandfather Isaac Babel's writing1 minute 9 seconds
Laughing at Oneself1 minute 30 seconds
"Jewish in What Way?"1 minute 35 seconds
"It All Became Words for Him": How Babel Recited His Own Work1 minute 59 seconds
How Grandmother Met My Grandfather, Isaac Babel5 minutes 37 seconds
Babel and His Community4 minutes
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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