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.

How Sutzkever Wrote "Unter dayne vayse shtern," Explained By His Daughter

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  • Mira (Mirele) Sutzkever, daughter of Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever, recalls the story her father told her about how he wrote the poem "Unter dayne vayse shtern (Under Your White Stars)" in the Vilna Ghetto.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mira (Mirele) Sutzkever.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?