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