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.

"He Put Himself Forward": Stories of Father, Sholem Shtern, Talking to Strangers and Promoting His Own Work

Watch now:

David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, shares stories of his father promoting his own work, and the embarrassment that he used to feel about his father talking to strangers.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with David Shtern.

This excerpt is in English.