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.

"I Wish I Could Have Known My Father As a Grown-Up": On Yiddish Writer Meyer Krawetz' Personality

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  • Cara De Silva, daughter of Yiddish writer Meyer Krawetz, expresses her regret that she did not get to know her father and his eccentricities as an adult.

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 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?