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The Rejection Letter: Abe Cahan Rejected Offer To Have My Great-Great-Uncle Shmuel Niger Write For The Forverts
Eli Bromberg, a former Steiner student at the Yiddish Book Center, talks about his famous ancestor, Yiddish writer Shmuel Niger, and Niger's rejection by Yiddish literary giant Abraham Cahan.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eli Bromberg.
This excerpt is in English.
Eli Bromberg was born in 1980 in North Tarrytown, New York.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
The Rejection Letter: Abe Cahan Rejected Offer To Have My Great-Great-Uncle Shmuel Niger Write For The Forverts2 minutes 7 seconds
The Shooting and the Strike: Stories From My Great-Grandfathers Who Worked At The Forward Yiddish Newspaper3 minutes 47 seconds
Letters From Ancestors3 minutes 12 seconds
Is Yiddish Dead? Not A Question We Need To Waste Too Much Time Thinking About1 minute 54 seconds
Is Yiddish Dead? Not A Question We Need To Waste Too Much Time Thinking About2 minutes 44 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Eli Bromberg
- Abraham Cahan
- Shmuel Niger
- Family history, stories about ancestors
- Yiddish personalities
- children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities, Beyond the Books
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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