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.

'Oyf eygene drokhim' (On My Own Narrow Path): Solomon Simon's Spiritual Autobiography

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David Simon, son of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, reads an unpublished, translated excerpt from his father's spiritual autobiography, "Oyf eygene drokhim".

This is an excerpt from an oral history with David Simon.

This excerpt is in English.

David Simon was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924. David died in 2019.