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.
“After Two Months, I Couldn’t Stand It”: Melech Ravitch and His Family’s Vegetarianism
Yosl Bergner, z”l, painter and son of Yiddish writer Melech Ravitch, explains how his father, Yiddish writer Melech Ravitch, became a vegetarian, then how the family followed suit—for a while, at least.
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.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.