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.

Discovering Yiddish Literature: Aleichem, Glatstein, and Other Yiddish Favorites

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Richard Fein, poet and translator, analyzes the work of some of his favorite Yiddish authors, including Sholem Aleichem and Jacob Glatstein.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Richard Fein.

This excerpt is in English.

Richard Fein was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1929.