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.

Sholem Shtern's "The White House," A Novel in Verse

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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, discusses his father's book "The White House," about his experiences in a sanitarium in Canada. He discusses the variety of characters and themes that the book explores and shares that the romantic component is a semi-autobiographical account of his parents' meeting.

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

This excerpt is in English.