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.

Planning a Future: What I Learned From Reading Dovid Bergelson

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Harriet Murav, translator of Yiddish literature, shares her thoughts on the author David Bergelson, his passion for Yiddish literature, and his plans for helping to revive it after World War I.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harriet Murav.

This excerpt is in English.