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.
David Simon's Oral History
David Simon, son of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 29, 2013 in New York City, New York.
This interview was conducted in English.
David Simon was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924. David died in 2019.
Video highlights from this oral history
'Oyf eygene drokhim' (On My Own Narrow Path): Solomon Simon's Spiritual Autobiography
6 min 24 sec
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A “Way of Continuing As Secular Jews”: Why Solomon Simon Wrote Yiddish Stories for Children
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No Butter with Meat, But Bacon in a Sandwich: The Paradox of Solomon Simon's Secular Jewish Eating
1 min 20 sec
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'Every One of Them Represented a Denture or Another Tooth': Solomon Simon's Dentistry and Ideals
3 min 6 sec
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