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.
Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum's Oral History
Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum, Yiddish writer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 15, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Video highlights from this oral history
Next To the Bishop's House: Memories of Visiting My Aunt and Uncle in Czernowitz
3 min 11 sec
Slide 1 of 8
Yiddish Writer Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum Remembers Learning to Read and Write in Yiddish
2 min 50 sec
Slide 3 of 8
Two Stubborn People: Tensions with Avrom Sutzkever Over The Spelling of My Name
5 min 35 sec
Slide 4 of 8
Amateur Yiddish "Fans" vs. Professional Yiddish Writers: Michael (Mikhel) Felzenbaum Reflects
2 min 30 sec
Slide 6 of 8