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.

"She's Known as Practically the First Erotic Woman Writer": Celia Dropkin's Poetry and Her Strong, Determined Personality

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  • Elizabeth Starčević, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin, describes her grandmother's poetry, saying that she is known as "practically the first erotic woman writer," and discusses her strong and determined personality.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elizabeth Starčević.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?