Interview with Kalman Weiser, discussing the late Yiddish
language scholars Solomon (Shloyme) Birnbaum and Noyekh
Prilutski. Professor Keith (Kalman) Weiser is the Silber Family
Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University, Toronto. His
research focuses in the area of modern Jewish history and culture,
specifically about language issues in Jewish life. His publications
include Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the
Folkists in Poland (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and the
introduction to Shloyme Birnbaum's Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar,
Second Edition (University of Toronto Press, 2016). The interview
is conducted by Sholem Beinfeld, a regular contributor to the
Yiddish Voice, co-Editor in Chief of the Comprehensive
Yiddish-English Dictionary, and Professor of History, Emeritus,
Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Beinfeld served as principal
consultant on the film Partisans of Vilna (credited as Solon
Beinfeld). He was senior consultant and historian to the Kovno
Ghetto Exhibition project of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum and consultant to the Museum on the Ghetto archive holdings
in the Lithuanian State Archives in Vilnius.
Music performed by Miryam-Khaye Seigel, from album Toyznt Tamen:
A Meydele Fin Poyln
Furn Fursti fin Mir Avek
Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental
track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
Air date: February 6, 2019
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