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
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.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Two Stubborn People: Tensions with Avrom Sutzkever Over The Spelling of My Name
5 min 35 sec
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Amateur Yiddish "Fans" vs. Professional Yiddish Writers: Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum Reflects
2 min 30 sec
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"A Velfisher Kadish (A Wolf's Kaddish)": Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum Reads His Poem About the Month of Av
5 min 34 sec
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