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.
Reciting Itzik Manger
Moshe Fiszman—z"l, Holocaust survivor from Radom, Poland—recites a poem and short story by Itzik manger from memory and remembers hearing Itzik Manger recite his poems in person.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Moshe Fiszman.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Reciting Itzik Manger5 minutes 32 seconds
"Ale Mentshn Zaynen Brider (All People Are Brothers)": Theater in the Radom Ghetto1 minute 43 seconds
Radom And The Leather Industry1 minute 22 seconds
Secular Literature, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz2 minutes 15 seconds
The Postman Wrote For Us On Shabbes2 minutes 36 seconds
My Father Had to Consult Him for Everything: The Rebbe of Radom1 minute 40 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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