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.

Gatherings of Yiddish Intelligentsia in Moshe Dluznowsky’s New York Home

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Henry Dunow, the son of Yiddish writer Moshe Dluznowsky, describes his parents' circle of friends; their apartment was often filled with literary, intellectual and artistic luminaries. Recalling this time, Dunow is nostalgic for the pervasiveness of Yiddish culture, but also remembers feeling "peripheral" to this world of the Yiddish intelligentsia.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henry Dunow.

This excerpt is in English.

Henry Dunow was born in 1952.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.