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.
Moyshe Kulbak Taught at My School
Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav, z"l - professor emeritus at Yale University - remembers how writer Moyshe Kulbak would go to unusual lengths to inspire his students' writing.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Moyshe Kulbak Taught at My School0 seconds
How Our Vilna School Assignments were Accidentally Saved Through WWII by the Nazis0 seconds
We Went Right When Everyone Went Left: Benjamin Harshav and Family Escape Death During WWII0 seconds
The Kletskin Publishing House Was Downstairs: Prof. Benjamin Harshav, z"l, Remembers From His 1930s Childhood in Vilna0 seconds
The First “Yung Vilne”: Prof. Harshav Remembers Growing Up with the Weinreichs0 seconds
I Missed the Train While Escaping to the Ural Mountains During WWII0 seconds
Memories of Chaim Grade, Avrom Sutzkever, and Itzik Manger0 seconds
Benjamin Harshav, z"l, Remembers Collecting Folklore in the Market in Vilna0 seconds
History of the Sofye Gurevich School in Vilna0 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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