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.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?