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.

Opatoshu's Friendship with Peretz Markish and Reacting to Night of the Murdered Poets

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Dan Opatoshu, screenwriter and grandson of Yiddish writer Joseph (Yosef) Opatoshu, describes his grandfather's relationship with Yiddish writer Peretz Markish, who was murdered in the Night of the Murdered Poets.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Dan Opatoshu.

This excerpt is in English.

Dan Opatoshu was born in 1947.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.

Other video highlights from this oral history