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.

My Great Grandmother, Lifshe Schaechter-Vidman

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Esther Gottesman, granddaughter of Yiddish poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and daughter of Itzik Gottesman, reflects on the influence of her great-grandmother in the culture of her family.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.