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.

Yechiel Szeintuch's Oral History

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Professor Yechiel Szeintuch, scholar of Yiddish literature, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 17, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish.

Yechiel Szeintuch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jerusalem, Israel, Yitzhak Kutzenelson, Der Tunkeler, Yosef Tunkel, Aaron Zeitlin, Shmoel Tsesler, Don Miron, Dov Sadan, Hebrew University, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, barrio Once, neighborhood,
  • Advice
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish teaching
  • Yiddish scene
  • Yiddish speaker
  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Hebrew
  • Literature
  • Books
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Scholarship
  • Academia
  • Jewish education
  • Religion and ritual
  • Israel
  • Zionism
  • Food
  • culinary traditions
  • Transmission
  • Yiddish personalities
  • Jewish community
  • Urban

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