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.
Memories of Music From My Childhood in the Soviet Union
Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum, Yiddish writer, recalls his childhood music lessons on the accordion and his family's weekly get-togethers, which featured music.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum.
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
Next To the Bishop's House: Memories of Visiting My Aunt and Uncle in Czernowitz
3 min 11 sec
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Yiddish Writer Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum Remembers Learning to Read and Write in Yiddish
2 min 50 sec
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Two Stubborn People: Tensions with Avrom Sutzkever Over The Spelling of My Name
5 min 35 sec
Slide 3 of 7
Amateur Yiddish "Fans" vs. Professional Yiddish Writers: Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum Reflects
2 min 30 sec
Slide 5 of 7