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.

"Our Parents Worried About The Fate Of The World": Growing Up With Immigrant Parents

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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, describes the experience of growing up with immigrant parents, and in particular with a Yiddish writer for a father.

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

This excerpt is in English.