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.

My Father Always Said, "It's Best to Write About One Family"

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Bella Bryks-Klein, Yiddish activist and daughter of writer Rachmil Bryks, describe some characteristics of her father's writing, such as focusing on particular people and remaining optimistic.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bella Bryks-Klein.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Bella Bryks-Klein was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1948.