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.

Impressions of Isaac Bashevis Singer

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  • Gloria Fein - tour guide at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam - recounts meeting Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer: how she taught him a Yiddish word, how he was the first Jewish vegetarian she ever met, and how she later ran into him while on a trip to Israel.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Gloria Fein.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Gloria Fein was born in Münich, Germany in 1948.

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?