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Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)

The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth video interviews with people of all ages, exploring Yiddish cultural topics and issues of modern Jewish identity. The Project is particularly interested in how Yiddish language and culture inform Jewish identity, and how they, along with Jewish values and practices, are transmitted across generations.



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Feb 19, 2020 Yiddish Book Center (Greg)
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Ami Goodman was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on December 20, 2018, in San Francisco, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ami Goodman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, December 20, 2018. Video recording,...
Topics: Antisemitism, Assimilation, Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish,...
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Aug 31, 2016 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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Jack Wynberg was interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth on May 21, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: J ack Wynberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recordning Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 21 2015....
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Netherlands, Holland, hidden children, farming, farm, China,...
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Dec 29, 2015 Yiddish Book Center (Dina)
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Topics: Latin America, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish...
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Jul 31, 2015 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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John Wermer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was interviewed by Isaac D. Moore on July 31, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: John Wermer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Isaac D. Moore, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Vienna, Austria Sweden Switzerland Engelbert Dollfuss...
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Dec 2, 2014 Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
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Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Yosef Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Dan Opatoshu Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, 12 March 2014. Video recording,...
Topics: Dan Opatoshu, Yosef Opatoshu, Joseph Opatoshu, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Aug 20, 2014 Yiddish Book Center (Melissa)
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Pavel Lion (aka Psoy Korolenko) a singer-songwriter, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 20, 2014 at KlezKanada.  Pavel Lion Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, KlezKanada, August 20, 2014. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/PavelLion20Aug2014YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Jun 16, 2014 Yiddish Book Center (Liz)
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Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow - Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 16, 2014....
Topics: Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Immigration, Migration, Hebrew,...
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May 27, 2014 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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David Cherson, Boston-area native and board member of the Tremont Street Shul, was interviewed by Saul Hankin on May 27, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Cherson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Saul Hankin, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Brookline, MA, Orchard Beach, Maine,...
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Jan 28, 2014 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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Anna Augustniak, Jewish studies PhD student, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on January 28, 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Augustyniak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw, Poland, January 28th, 2014 (Internet Archive URL) ([date accessed])
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Siemiatycze, Ukraine, Poland, Tomaszow Mazowiecki,...
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Oct 15, 2013 Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
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Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English. To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit:  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy . To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story . To cite this...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish...
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Nov 28, 2012 Yiddish Book Center (Elise)
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Joshua Lambert was interviewed by Jessica Parker on November 28, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joshua Lambert Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 28, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Joshua Lambert,...
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Aug 26, 2012 Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
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Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012....
Topics: Yiddish language interview, Yiddish speaker, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Soviet Union,...
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Nov 10, 2011 Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
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Sheila Horvitz was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on November 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sheila Horvitz, a lawyer and former teacher, recounts her life growing up in a strong Yiddish atmosphere in New York City in the 1950s. She describes her mother and grandmother’s emigration from a shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War in 1921, and she shows documents pertaining to their immigration and arrival in the United States. Sheila grew up in an orthodox home and she vividly...
Topics: Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language (feelings...
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Oct 19, 2011 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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Ruth Glazerman, teacher and Maine native, was interviewed by Sandi Rubin on October 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Ruth Glazerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sandi Rubin, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 19, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Lewiston, ME, Hadassah, 1950s, orthodox, Conservative,...
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Sep 9, 2011 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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Miriam Slater, retired professor of European history, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 9, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Slater Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 9,...
Topics: Childhood, Family history, Miriam Slater, Brooklyn, New Jersey, East Brunswick NJ, Penina Glazer,...
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Aug 26, 2011 Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
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Theodore (Theo) Bikel - z"l, distinguished folk singer and actor - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit:  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story      To cite this interview: Theodore Bikel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, KlezKanada, August 26, 2011....
Topics: Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish revival and activism,...
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Apr 7, 2011 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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Chana Schachner, educator and former Camp Boiberik camper, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on April 7, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Chana Schachner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 7, 2011....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Jewish education, Books,...
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Oct 26, 2010
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Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work. Lili's father was a...
Topics: Antwerp, Belgium, Amherst, Massachusetts, Poland, Holocaust, France, Cuba, Jewish Identity, Shomer...
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Jul 12, 2010 Yiddish Book Center
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David Shneer, Professor of History and Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 10, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Professor Shneer begins the interview discussing his family background and childhood. He describes growing up in a suburb of Los Angeles where he was the only Jewish kid on the block and notes that there was not a lot of Jewish observance or...
Topics: steiner internship program, yiddish, studying yiddish, gay synagogue, jewish studies, yiddish...
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Jun 22, 2010 Yiddish Book Center (Rebecca)
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Eve Jochnowitz, scholar of Ashkenazi foodways, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on June 22, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eve Jochnowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 22, 2010. Video...
Topics: Food, culinary traditions, Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History...
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Apr 29, 2010 Yiddish Book Center
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Jane Fleishman gave a compelling interview about her life beginning with her childhood in Long Beach, New York. Jane grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, surrounded by her immediate and extended family and living near the beach. She recalls having a wonderful childhood and being surrounded by Jewishness (which included going to Hebrew school) but not really knowing that this was not necessarily how the majority of Americans grew up. However, as Jane grew older she became disenchanted with Judaism,...
Topics: Marriage, Wife, Love, Family, Grandparents, New York, Beach, Water, Children, Education, Hebrew,...
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Bel and Sherwin Kaufman, grandchildren of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 1st, 2014 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Bel and Sherwin Kaufman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, April 1st, 2014....
Topics: Yiddish language, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish...
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Bertram Bandman, retired professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Allison Posner on February 25, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bertram Bandman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allison Posner, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, February 25, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Betty K. Schneck, Jewish American from New York City, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 5th, 2019 in New York, NY. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Betty K. Schneck Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, May 5, 2019. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Jewish identity, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Hebrew, Visual Arts,...
Janina Wurbs, Jewish studies scholar, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on September 26th, 2017 in Halle, Germany. This is the first part of a two-part interview. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Janina Wurbs Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Halle, Germany, September 26, 2017. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism,...
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Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking...
Topics: Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Family history, stories about ancestors,...
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Israel Milkow, Retired IT professional, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on June 18, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Israel Milkow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 18, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/IsraelMilkow18june2013YiddishBookCenter...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Gerry (Gershn Yankl) Tenney, musician and cultural activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 8th, 2016, in Oakland, California.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gerry (Gershn Yankl) Tenney Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Oakland, California, October 8, 2016....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Fred Irving was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Fred Irving spends the first half of his interview describing his time as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. Fred volunteered to be a navigator in the air corps of the US military. While on a mission to bomb a synthetic oil field, his plane was shot down over Hungary. Fred managed to parachute out of the plane and survived, only to endure more horrors. He relates in detail the various...
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Career and Professional Life, World War Two, Jewish education, Eastern...
Helen Gritz, native Yiddish speaker from New York, was interviewed by Nina Pick on August 25th, 2019 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Helen Gritz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, August 25, 2019. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Holocaust, Immigration and...
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Helena Lipstadt, poet and garden designer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Helena Lipstadt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Henrique Rzezinski, civil engineer and urban planner, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 16th, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henrique Rzezinski Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 16, 2018. Video...
Topics: Advice, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Family histories, Jewish identity, Languages,...
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Henryk Robak was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 29, 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henryk Robak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw, Poland, April 29, 2013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/HenrykRobak29Apr2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Topics: Henryk Robak, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poland, Emanuel Ringelblum, Communism, World War Two, Family...
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Hinde Ena Burstin, feminist and writer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: https:// www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hinde Ena Burstin  Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project,  Melbourne, Australia ,  February 14, 2017 ....
Topics: Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Literature,...
Harriet Semegram Barry,  Jewish singer, producer of "Memories of the Shtetl", art dealer, and activist,  was interviewed by Nina Pick on May 17th, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Harriet Semegram Barry Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, May 17,...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Immigration and migration, Visual Arts, Theater, Music, Singing,...
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Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who tells of growing up in Ottawa, Canada, a town divided between French and British factions, amidst blatant anti-semitism. He talks of his involvement in a socialist Zionist youth movement, which led him to agricultural college, NYC (where he edited the youth movement's publication), and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project
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Gary Bart, great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 21st, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Gary Bart Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 2014. http://archive.org/details/GaryBart21nov2014YiddishBookCenter...
Topics: Lodz, Poland, Berlin, Germany, Zishe Breitbart, Werner Herzog, Jan Bart, Hannusen, Circus Busch,...
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Georg Brinkmann, klezmer musician and teacher, was interviewed by Franziska Seehausen on July 26, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.     To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Georg Brinkmann Oral History Interview, interviewed by Franziska Seehausen, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Bonn, Germany, July 26, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Music, Klezmer, Singing, World War II, Religion, Cultural...
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Gloria Weiner Weiss, former Yiddish child actress on the radio and stage, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 21, 2017 in Manchester, Connecticut. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gloria Weiner Weiss Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Manchester, Connecticut, November 21, 2017. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Theater, Radio, Channukah, Khanukah,...
Jodi Rudoren, journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on March 7th, 2022 in Montclair, New Jersey. Recorded as part of the Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic project with the Council of American Jewish Museums, to record stories from the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020-2022. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Israel, Jewish identity, Languages,...
Joel Grey, award winning actor, dancer, singer, and director, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on March 2nd, 2021 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite the interview: Joel Grey Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, March 2, 2021. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Descendants of Yiddish personalities, Family histories,...
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Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area. Joel grew up in the Bronx and then Mt. Vernon in southern Westchester....
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, Advice, Family...
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Joshua Kogan, Young Mexican scholar aspiring to become Rabbi; who learned Yiddish at Steiner Summer Program, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2016 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joshua Kogan-Zajdman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project,...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish...
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Joyce Rappaport, editor and granddaughter of Yiddish writers Malka Lee and Aaron Rappoport, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 9th, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story   To cite this interview: Joyce Rappaport Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 9,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
Julian Levinson, professor of American Jewish Studies at the University of Michigan, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 28th, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Julian Levinson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 28, 2020. Video...
Topics: Academia, Books, Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Education, Holocaust, Literature,...
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Julijus Gurevich, active member of the Vilnius, Lithuania Jewish community, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Julijus Gurevich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Vokh, August 24, 2012. Video recording,...
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Jessie Ulin, Yiddish speaker and daughter of Yiddish theater actress Ida Feldman, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on September 1st, 2020 in Watsonville, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Jessie Ulin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Watsonville, California, September 1, 2020. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe, Education, Holocaust,...
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Joan Rudd, sculptor and Yiddish activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 19, 2014 in Seattle, WA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joan Rudd Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, February 19, 2014. Video recording:...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning,...
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Emile Karafiol, attorney, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Emile Karafiol Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/EmileKarafiol14december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
Dan Slobin, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on March 11th, 2020 in Berkeley, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dan Slobin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Berkeley, California, March 11,...
Topics: Academia, Advice, Antisemitism, Assimilation, Books, Career and Professional Life, Coming back to...
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David Epstein, Yidish-Vokh 2013 participant, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 15, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. The Interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Epstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown, Maryland, August...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
David Roskies, literary scholar and cultural historian, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 23rd, 2019 in New York, NY. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Roskies Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, September 23, 2019. Video...
Topics: Academia, Advice, Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Education, Family...
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Dan Krauss, poet and former English teacher with a lifelong passion for political activism, was interviewed by Carole Renard on May 15, 2018 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Dan Krauss Oral History Interview, interviewed by Carole Renard, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts,...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Immigration,...
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David Berg, a South Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 20, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. In his interview, David talks about his childhood in Jewish South Philadelphia. He recalls the unique row home shuls which lined his block and talks about his own efforts to save his childhood synagogue. In addition, David speaks more broadly about the history of Jews and Jewish culture in Philadelphia. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Deborah Wexler -  philanthropist,  former Yiddish Book Center board member, and native of Chicago -  was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 5, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Deborah Wexler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Palo Alto, California, October 5,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Ethnography,...
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Deirdre Hirschtritt was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Deirdre Hirschtritt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 19, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Deirdre Hirschtritt, Orthodox, New York State, New York City, NYC, New Rochelle NY, Camp Ramah,...
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Adrian Silver, professional dancer and Yiddish activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 21, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adrian Silver Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Klezkanada, August 21, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Yiddish language, Jewish Identity, Yiddish learning, Coming back to Yiddish,...
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Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center Fellow, was interviewed by Karen Encarnacion on October 12, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Agnieszka Ilwicka Oral History Interview, interviewed by Karen Encarnacion, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 12, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Avia Moore was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Avia Moore Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/AviaMoore14dec2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language (feelings of/about, meaning, descriptions of),...
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Arthur Allan Seidelman, Emmy award-winning director and nephew of Yiddish performers Isidore and Jennie Cashier, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. T o  learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To   cite  this interview: Arthur Allan Seidelman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, ...
Topics: Theater, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Film,...
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Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Arturo grew up in a suburb of Mexico City in a heavily culturally-oriented Jewish home. His family has been in Mexico for several generations and is a part of the vibrant Mexican Jewish community which he describes in his interview. Arturo's first brush with Yiddish activism came at the age of 12, when he...
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Ed Colker, artist, designer, and teacher, was interviewed by Nina Pick on June 26, 2017 in Mt. Kisco, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ed Colker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Mt. Kisco, New York, June 26, 2017. Video recording, [https://archive.org/details/EdColker26Jun2017YiddishBookCenter]...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish teaching,...
Eddy Portnoy, author, senior researcher and exhibition curator at YIVO, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 27th, 2019 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Eddy Portnoy Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, September 27, 2019. Video...
Topics: Academia, Advice, Books, Career and Professional Life, Jewish community, Jewish identity,...
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Ellen Perecman, founder and producing artistic director of the New Worlds Theatre Project, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 8, 2016 in New York, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ellen Perecman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, March 8, 2016....
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Theater, Literature, United States, Roots, heritage,...
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Elliott (Elye) Palevsky - former CEO of River Garden senior services and child of Yiddish-speaking former partisan fighters - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 12, 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story   To cite this interview: Elliott (Elye) Palevsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History...
Topics: partisan, partisan fighters, Lithuania, Vilnius, Elliott Palevsky, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker,...
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Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer David Aidelman, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2016, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in San Diego, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edna Nahshon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Other...
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Edward Katz - brother of Yiddish writer Menke Katz - and his wife, Phyllis, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 26, 2013 in Riverdale, NY. This interview is in both Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edward & Phyllis Katz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Riverdale, NY, May...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Ekaterina Dubrovskaya, Jewish studies scholar, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on November 21st, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ekaterina Dubrovskaya Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, St. Petersburg, Russia, November 21, 2018. Video...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family histories, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish...
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Eleanor Kra, Holocaust survivor who hid on the Aryan side with her mother during World War Two, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 7, 2016 in New York, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eleanor Kra Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, March 7, 2016....
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Yiddish speaker, Immigration,...
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Eli Batalion, co-creator of YidLife Crisis, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 15, 2016 at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eli Batalion Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in Montreal,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Elissa Samberg, Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Isaac Moore on December 15, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Elissa grew up in Bucks County on the outskirts of Philadelphia in what she describes as âa split world of the Old Country and pre-war Americana.â She lived in her grandmotherâs world in her parents house. Elissa begins the interview describing her family background. Her fatherâs family came to the United States from Russia before World War Two. Her motherâs family is from...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Esther Werblud [Trevaks], from Bialystok, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.   To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Esther Werblud [Trevaks] Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Melbourne, Australia, February 15, 2017. (https://archive.org/details/...
Topics: Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Immigration, Migration, Holocaust,...
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Ethel Sum Cooper, Yiddish educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 9th, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ethel Sum Cooper Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 9th, 2016....
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Career and...
Dr. Beruriah Wiegand, Yiddish poet and Professor of Yiddish at Oxford University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 13th, 2019 in London, England. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dr. Beruriah Wiegand Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, London, England, August 13, 2019. Video...
Topics: Western Europe, Yiddish poet, contemporary Yiddish, London, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Larry Lowenthal, a National Park Service Historian and Wexler Oral History Project Shrayber, was interviewed by Saul Hankin on June 17, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Larry Lowenthal Oral History Interview, interviewed by Saul Hankin, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, June, 17, 2014. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...