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.
Samuel (Shmuel) Bak's Oral History
Samuel (Shmuel) Bak, Jewish artist born in Vilna, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 3, 2014 in Weston, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.
Samuel (Shmuel) Bak was born in 1933 in Vilna, Lithuania.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
More information about this oral history
- Family history
- stories about ancestors
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish scene
- Yiddish speaker
- Visual Arts
- Career and Professional Life
- World War Two
- Religion and ritual
- Eastern Europe
- United States
- Yiddish personalities
- Jewish community
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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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