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.

'Every One of Them Represented a Denture or Another Tooth': Solomon Simon's Dentistry and Ideals

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David Simon, son of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, on the way his father's commitment to Jewish ideals extended all the way to his dentist's chair.

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.