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.
Daniel Forman's Oral History
Daniel Forman, grandson of Yiddish writer Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 7, 2017 in Newton, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Daniel Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956.
Video highlights from this oral history
My Unconventional Jewish Education as the Grandson of Yiddish Writer, Solomon Simon
7 min 40 sec
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"Intellectual Jousting": How My Grandfather, Solomon Simon, Thrived on Argument
6 min 35 sec
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Did Zeyde Simon Become a Believer?: The Great Debate for Solomon Simon's Family
9 min 55 sec
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How Yiddish Dictates Jewish Identity for the Family of Yiddish Writer, Solomon Simon
2 min 56 sec
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