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.

What I Know About My Grandfather's Early Life

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Daniel Forman, grandson of Yiddish writer Solomon Simon, remembers what he learned about his grandfather, Solomon Simon, and his early life from his autobiographies, and considers how much of it could be fiction.

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.