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Thumbnail image for Motl, The Cantor's Son: A Childhood (Imaginary) Friend
  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, describes her favorite of her grandfather's characters, Motl, the Cantor's Son and the experience of sharing in his adventures.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, discusses her grandfather's talent for mimicry and recalls how he often used this skill to mock his daughter's potential suitors.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, describes her grandfather's first literary work, a glossary of his stepmother's curses.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Finding Humor in Grief: Sholem Aleichem's Creative Influence in his Grandchildren's Writing
  • Bel and Sherwin Kaufman, grandchildren of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, discuss their creative inheritance. The pair talk about what creative works they've produced on their own, and where their legacy of Sholem Aleichem shines through.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Humor and Poetry: Sherwin Kaufman Inspired by Grandfather Sholem Alechem when Writing
  • Sherwin Kaufman, grandson of Yiddish writer Sholem Alechem, discusses how his grandfather's humor is part of his drive to write poetry. Then, he reads two limericks he wrote about his sister, Bel.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Bel Kaufman's First Memories of New York and English
  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, shares her first impressions of New York as a young child. She discusses the process of learning English and how she has always loved words and...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, shares her memories of her grandfather at work and describes how he used to write while standing up and looking into the distance as if listening...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, recounts her grandfather's final illness and death. She reflects on his legacy, noting that as a girl she saw him not as a famous Yiddish writer,...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, retells the mythical story of her grandfather meeting Mark Twain, although she concedes that she doesn't see much similarity in their respective...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "You Have To Be Hungry To Appreciate Food": Chocolate Arrives to Odessa in a Hoover Package
  • Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, recalls the food shortages of her childhood in Soviet Ukraine and how her early memories of hunger have made her deeply appreciative of food.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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