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.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.