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.

Memories of Chaim Grade, Avrom Sutzkever, and Itzik Manger

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Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav, z"l - professor emeritus at Yale University - remembers how his father taught writers Chaim Grade and Avrom Sutzkever Jewish history - and recounts an infamous story about Itzik Manger.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1928. Benjamin (Binyomen) died in 2015.