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.

Opening Poem of The White House in Yiddish

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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, reads the opening poem from his father's book "The White House" in Yiddish.

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

This excerpt is in English.