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.

I Began Writing To Entertain the Children: A Yiddish Writer's Inspiration

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  • Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and songwriter, remembers how she began writing songs and poems for her children to enjoy while her husband was at work.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. Beyle, z"l, died in 2013.

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?