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.
Zackary Sholem Berger's Oral History
Zackary Sholem Berger - doctor, Yiddish translator, activist, and blogger - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Zackary Sholem Berger was born in Washington, D.C. in 1973.
Video highlights from this oral history
Translating Dr. Seuss and other Children's Literature into Yiddish3 minutes 2 seconds
Without an Audience in Mind: Sholem Berger on Writing (Yiddish) Poetry2 minutes 36 seconds
Yiddishism and Multifaceted Jewish Identity4 minutes 15 seconds
Sholem Berger on the Importance of Being Open as a Yiddish(ist) Community2 minutes 22 seconds
Meeting Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter2 minutes 29 seconds
Itche Goldberg's Ideology1 minute 50 seconds
Rethinking the Idea of Yiddishland3 minutes 14 seconds
The Roles of Literature and Spoken Language in Transmission2 minutes 15 seconds
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