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.

"It's one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read": Research and Love of Yiddish writer David Bergelson

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  • Sean Sidky, student at the 2011 Steiner Summer Program, describes his research and his love of the Yiddish author David Bergelson.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sean Sidky.

This excerpt is in English.

Sean Sidky was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1989.

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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.

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?