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.

Avrom Sutzkever: The Shakespeare of Yiddish

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Samuel Bak, prominent Jewish artist from Vilna, talks about Avrom Sutzkever's contribution to Yiddish language and literature.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Samuel (Shmuel) Bak.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Samuel (Shmuel) Bak was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1933.