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.

My Father Sholem Shtern's Writing Places, Style, and Philosophy

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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, describes the mess of papers that was always scattered around his parents' house, and discusses his father's writing spots as well as his father's belief that writers should never be secluded and should instead enrich their writing by going out into society and observing people.

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

This excerpt is in English.