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.

“He Was The Light Of My Life”: My Relationship With My Father, Writer Solomon Simon

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Miriam Forman, daughter of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, retells the Yiddish rhyme her father composed for her when she was a little girl.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam Forman.

This excerpt is in English.

Miriam Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936.