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.

Kneidlach, Gefilte Fish, and Cholent: Jewish Traditions in the Childhood Home of Yiddish Writer Moshe Shklar

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  • Moshe Shklar, Yiddish poet born in Poland, describes how he celebrated some of the Jewish holidays.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Moshe Shklar.

This excerpt is in Polish.

Moshe Shklar was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1920. Moshe, z"l, died in 2014.

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?