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 Love You From a Distance": My Grandmother's Yiddish "Spell"

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Pavel Lion aka Psoy Korolenko, singer-songwriter, recalls how his grandmother cast her Yiddish "spell" on him as a child.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Pavel Lion (Psoy Korolenko).

This excerpt is in English.

Pavel Lion (Psoy Korolenko) was born in Moscow, Russia.