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.

Beyle's Many Mediums: Descriptions of Her Paintings, Drawings, and Poetry

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Esther Gottesman, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and daughter of Itzik Gottesman, considers the differences between her grandmother's many mediums of artwork. She describes the different themes and styles of Beyle's painting, drawing, poetry, and song, and reflects on their meaning and purpose.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Esther Gottesman.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.