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.

Memories of My Grandmother, Lena Simon

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Daniel Forman, grandson of Yiddish writer Solomon Simon, remembers his grandmother, Lena Simon, who he considers an intellectual presence in the home--always in conversation with her Yiddish writer husband, Solomon Simon.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Daniel Forman.

This excerpt is in English.

Daniel Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956.