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.
Avrom Sutzkever's Poem "Shpiltsayg"
Mira (Mirele) Sutzkever, daughter of Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever, reads her father's poem "Shpiltsayg" (Plaything).
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mira (Mirele) Sutzkever.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Avrom Sutzkever's Poem "Shpiltsayg"1 minute 41 seconds
Reading Avrom Sutzkever's Poem "Yiddish"2 minutes
How Sutzkever Wrote "Unter dayne vayse shtern," Explained By His Daughter1 minute 12 seconds
On Visiting Vilna, Where My Father, Great Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever Wrote1 minute 30 seconds
There's Music in Sutzkever's Poetry57 seconds
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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