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 Philologist As a Father

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Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Yiddish poet and daughter of linguist Mordkhe Schaechter, describes what it was like to have a Yiddish linguist for a father, and what hers in particular was like.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath was born in Bronx, New York in 1958.