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.

Troublemaking in the Hoyf (Courtyard): Yosl Bergner Remembers Warsaw of His Youth

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Yosl Bergner, z”l, painter and son of Yiddish writer Melech Ravitch, shares memories from the courtyard in which he grew up in Warsaw in the 1920s and 1930s.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Yosl Bergner.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Yosl Bergner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. Yosl died in 2017.