Gella Schweid Fishman Shloyshim Memorial

Jun 22, 201760 minutes

A special "Shloyshim" program in memory of Gella Schweid Fishman, master Yiddish teacher and archivist of the secular Yiddish school movement in the USA.

Participants in the show include Dovid Fishman, Dov-Ber Kerler, Rukhl Schaechter, Dovid Braun, and Mark David. Fishman, who is Gella Fishman's son, is Professor of Jewish History at Jewish Theological Seminary. Kerler is Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies at Indiana University. Rukhl Schaechter is Editor of the Yiddish Forward newspaper and web site Braun and David are regular participants on the Yiddish Voice.

Thanks for audio excerpts of Gella Fishman's 2016 interview by Christa Whitney, director of the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project. Thanks to Christa and Wexler! See link below additional audio, video, and info.

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Air Date: June 21, 2017

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