Sholem Aleichem at his writing desk in Saint Petersburg, the capital of imperial Russia. 1904. Sholem Aleichem was a prolific writer who wrote in Yiddish, the language of millions of eastern European Jews.
This clip from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" centers on his story "On Account of a Hat".
This clip from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" covers the advantages and disadvantages of growing up in a shtetl as seen through Sholem Aleichem's story "The Town of the Little People."