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
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.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman's Children's Songs: Writing Songs Was How She Showed Affection
2 min 12 sec
Slide 1 of 7
"She Had Friends All Over the World": How Beyle Kept Her Home Full of Art and Yiddish
3 min 15 sec
Slide 2 of 7
Hearing Harbslid Now: How My Relationship to My Grandmother's Songs Has Changed
2 min 50 sec
Slide 5 of 7