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
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.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
My Father's (Sholem Shtern) Funeral and The Inconvenient Location of His Grave
1 min 58 sec
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"He Inevitably Had A Rolled-Up Newspaper In The Pockets Of HIs Suits": Father's Physical Appearance
2 min 20 sec
Slide 1 of 11