The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Finding Babel

The new documentary Finding Babel follows Andrei-Malaev Babel on his journey through the life and legacy of his grandfather, Isaac Babel, the great Russian writer who was executed by Stalin's secret police. Director David Novack talks about the process of making the film, including the intimate moments that he and Andrei shared while retracing Babel's journey through France, Ukraine, and Russia. For more information about Finding Babel, visit

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