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 Inevitably Had A Rolled-Up Newspaper In The Pockets Of HIs Suits": Father's Physical Appearance

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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, describes his father's physical appearance, which included having a friendly, pleasant face, being totally unconcerned with fashion, and being so short that salespeople sometimes mistook him for David's son.

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

This excerpt is in English.