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0:00 - Introduction 0:40 - David Describes His Father (Sholem Shtern)'s Life in Poland

Keywords: 1900s; Chasidic Jews; Chassidic Jews; Hasidic Jews; Hassidic Jews; Polish Jews; Rizhiner; Ruzhiner; Shalom Shtern; Shebreshin; shochet; shohet; Sholem Shtern; shoykhet (ritual slaughterer); Szczebrzeszyn; Tishevitz; Tishivits; Tyszowce, Poland

3:30 - David's Paternal Grandparents' Immigration to Canada

Keywords: Canada; Chanukah; Chasidic Jews; Chassidic Jews; childhood memories; family background; family history; grandparents; Hanukkah; Hasidic Jews; Hassidic Jews; immigration; khanike; migration; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; seder; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; synagogue

6:10 - Sholem Shtern's Stories from His Childhood in Tishevitz

Keywords: 1910s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; desecration of graves; family background; family history; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Leon Trotsky; Polish Jews; post-Holocaust Europe; Red Army; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; Soviet Union; Tishevitz; Tishivits; Tyszowce, Poland; USSR; World War 1; World War I; WW1; WWI

12:06 - Sholem Shtern's Involvement in Radical Politics

Keywords: "Freiheit"; "Morgen Freiheit"; "Morgn Freiheit"; "Morgn-Frayhayt"; "The Morgen Freiheit"; adolescence; Canada; chedar; cheder; communism; communist Jews; heder; kheyder (traditional religious class); Montreal; Montréal; Poland; poverty; Quebec; Québec; radical politics; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; smuggling; social justice; socioeconomic status; teenage years; Varshah; Varshava; Vochenblatt; Warsaw; Warszawa; yeshibah; yeshiva; yeshivah; yeshive

18:44 - Discovering Family in Israel and Immigrating to Canada

Keywords: 1920s; 1930s; Canada; discovering family; immigration; Israel; Jewish Peretz Schools; migration; Montréal, Québec; Po'ale Tsiyon; Poale Tsion; Poale Tzion; Poale Zion; Poland; Polish Jews; progressive Jews; religious Jews; separated family; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; World War 1; World War I; WW1; WWI; Yiddishe Peretz Shuln; Yidishe Peretz Shuln; Zionism

23:05 - The Professions of Sholem Shtern's Siblings in Canada

Keywords: 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; armed forces; Calgary; Canada; English language; feminism; feminist Jews; Jewish education; leftist Jews; mathematician; McGill University; Montreal; multilingualism; nurse; professor; religious Jews; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; Soviet Union; teacher; Toronto; UJPO; United Jewish People's Order; USSR; Winnipeg; World War 2; World War II; writer; WW2; WWII; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speakers

32:06 - Sholem Shtern's Appearance and Dress 35:21 - Living in the Plateau-Mont-Royal Neighborhood in Montréal

Keywords: Canada; Canadian Jewry; Canadian Jews; immigrant families; immigrants; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Montreal; Parc-Extension; Plateau neighborhood; socioeconomic status

39:41 - Sholem Shtern's Routines and His Writing Process 47:58 - Yiddish Language, Newspapers, and Books in David's Childhood Home

Keywords: "Der Keneder Adler"; "Forverts"; "Freiheit"; "Morgn Freiheit"; "Morgn-Frayhayt"; "The Canadian Eagle"; "The Forward"; "The Jewish Daily Eagle"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Morgen Freiheit"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; 1950s; 1960s; English language; immigrant families; multilingualism; technological advancements; Vochenblatt; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish newspapers; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish vernacularity

55:02 - David Discusses the Themes in His Father's Poetry and Novels

Keywords: 1920s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Canada; Es likhtikt (It Is Light); Holocaust; Holocaust trauma; immigrant communities; immigration; In kanade (In Canada); Inderfri (In the Morning); Montreal; Noentkayt (Nearness); Noentkeyt (Nearness); poet; poetry; post-Holocaust literature; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; World War 2; World War II; writer; WW2; WWII; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish writer

59:02 - The Autobiographical Elements in Sholem Shtern's Novel "The White House"

Keywords: "The White House"; 1960s; autobiographical fiction; English language; Hebrew language; immigrant communities; Jewish immigrants; Mount Sinai Hospital; sanitorium; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; social justice; TB; tuberculosis; Yiddish in translation; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature

65:44 - Sholem Shtern's Later Works and His Meeting with Sholem Asch

Keywords: 1920s; 1980s; assimilation; Canada; Canadian Jews; immigrant Jews; intergenerational transmission; intermarriage; Itsik Fefer; Itzik Fefer; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Joseph Stalin; Leyb Kvitko; Montreal; novels in verse; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Asch; Sholem Shtern; Soviet Jews; Soviet Union; USSR; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writers; Zionism

72:41 - David's Memories of His Father's Social Circle of Other Yiddish Writers

Keywords: 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; 1980s; Canada; English language; Joseph Stalin; Montreal; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; World War 2; World War II; writer; WW2; WWII; Yiddish language; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish writer

77:12 - The Place of David's Parents' Immigrant Identity in His Family

Keywords: Canada; cultural identity; English language; immigrant family; immigrant identity; immigrant parents; immigration; intergenerational conflict; migration; multilingualism; socioeconomic status; Yiddish language; Yiddish speakers

83:37 - The Evolving Place of Yiddish in David's Life 86:29 - The Unique Style of Sholem Shtern's Writing

Keywords: 1960s; adolescence; attitudes towards Yiddish; English language; French language; novel in verse; poetry; prose writing; Shrayber vos ikh hob gekent; socioeconomic status; teenage years; The White House; Yiddish in translation; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish poetry

96:14 - The Importance of the Literary Qualities and Content of Sholem Shtern's Works

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Canada; Canadian Jews; immigrant stories; Jewish communities; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature

100:15 - The Relationship Between Sholem Shtern's Radicalism and His Writing 102:15 - Sholem Shtern's Trip to Poland After the Holocaust 104:11 - Sholem Shtern's Disillusionment with the Soviet Union Later in His Life

Keywords: 1960s; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Canadian Jews; communism; democracy; Israel; Joseph Stalin; Poland; post-war Poland; Soviet Union; State of Israel; USSR

112:16 - The Change in David's Perspective on His Father's Resilience

Keywords: adolescence; Canada; Canadian Jews; childhood; immigrant families; immigrants; immigration; migrants; migration; principal; socioeconomic status; teacher; teenage years

117:06 - David Describes His Parents' Final Years and the Events After His Father's Death 129:15 - David Reads the Opening Poem of "Dos Vayse Hoyz (The White House)"

Keywords: Canada; Canadian Jews; Dos Vayse Hoyz; immigrant stories; Shalom Shtern; Sholem Shtern; The White House; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speakers

135:22 - Sholem Shtern's Deep Connection to Montreal