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.
Mira (Mirele) Sutzkever's Oral History
Mira (Mirele) Sutzkever, daughter of Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 13, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Video highlights from this oral history
On Visiting Vilna, Where My Father, Great Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever Wrote1 minute 30 seconds
How Sutzkever Wrote "Unter dayne vayse shtern," Explained By His Daughter1 minute 12 seconds
Avrom Sutzkever's Poem "Shpiltsayg"1 minute 41 seconds
There's Music in Sutzkever's Poetry57 seconds
Reading Avrom Sutzkever's Poem "Yiddish"2 minutes
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish speaker
- Immigration and migration
- World War II
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- Cultural transmission
- Descendants of Yiddish personalities
- Beyond the Books
- Yiddish personalities
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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.
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