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.

Next To the Bishop's House: Memories of Visiting My Aunt and Uncle in Czernowitz

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Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum, Yiddish writer, describes the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans (formerly the residence of the Greek-Orthodox Bishop), which was next to his aunt and uncle's synagogue in Czernowitz, the city where he used to spend part of each year as a child.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.