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.

Why People Should Read Sholem Shtern

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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, talks about the literary qualities of his fathers writing, and why people should read his work.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with David Shtern.

This excerpt is in English.