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.
Embracing My Writerly Heritage: Cara De Silva and Meyer Krawetz
Cara De Silva, daughter of Yiddish writer Meyer Krawetz, discusses her father's influence on her own writing career.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Cara De Silva.
This excerpt is in English.
Cara De Silva was born in New York.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Embracing My Writerly Heritage: Cara De Silva and Meyer Krawetz2 minutes 16 seconds
Jewish Corn Rye Bread2 minutes 58 seconds
Intellectualism and the Jewish Proletariat3 minutes 24 seconds
In Memory's Kitchen: Saving the Culinary Legacies of the Women of Terezín (Theresienstadt)3 minutes 44 seconds
One-on-One Time with My Father, Yiddish Writer Mayer Krawetz2 minutes 21 seconds
Wonders From My Grandmother's Kitchen3 minutes 27 seconds
"Looking Out For Your Fellow Man": Yiddish Writer Meyer Krawetz' Leftist Politics1 minute 56 seconds
A Wonderfully Odd Couple: Mementos from My Parents' Marriage1 minute 26 seconds
Little Black Book: My Father Mayer Krawetz' Writing Quirks3 minutes 42 seconds
"I Wish I Could Have Known My Father As a Grown-Up": On Yiddish Writer Meyer Krawetz' Personality2 minutes 3 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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