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.

A “Way of Continuing As Secular Jews”: Why Solomon Simon Wrote Yiddish Stories for Children

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David Simon, son of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, on the reason his father wrote stories for children in Yiddish.

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.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.