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 Asch's House in Bat Yam

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  • Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—explains the history of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch's house in Bat Yam where her husband and then she worked, ending with a description of the state of affairs as of 2014.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1925. Shura, z"l, died in 2020.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?