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 Taught The Great Yiddish Poet Chaim Grade
Liba Augenfeld - Vilna native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - recounts how her father, Isroel Marshak, taught writer Chaim Grade in a children's home and how Grade remembered her father with kindness.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Liba Augenfeld.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Liba Augenfeld was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1923. Liba died in 2018.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Libraries and Publishing Houses: Remembering Literary Landmarks of Pre-War Vilne (Vilna)
2 min 12 sec
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