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Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 23, 2022
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Sam Schechter, physicist who was born in Rozwadów, Poland, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 4th, 2022 in Los Altos Hills, 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: Sam Schechter Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Altos Hills, California, May 4, 2022. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Eastern Europe, Immigration and migration, Jewish education, Jewish identity, Jewish...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 23, 2022
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Oscar Firschein, author and computer scientist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 7th, 2022 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: Oscar Firschein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Palo Alto, California, April 7, 2022. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Food, Israel, Politics and...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 23, 2022
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Theda Firschein, former librarian who grew up in Brooklyn, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 7th, 2022 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: Theda Firschein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Palo Alto, California, April 7, 2022. Video...
Topics: Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Heritage, Holocaust, Jewish...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 23, 2022
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Shelley Hébert, co-president of the Stanford Jewish Alumni Network, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 6th, 2022 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: Shelley Hebert Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Palo Alto, California, April 6, 2022. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Assimilation, Books, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Hebrew, Heritage,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 21, 2022
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Uliana Gabara, dean and chair of the University of Richmond's office of international education, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on February 18, 2021 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 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: Uliana Gabara Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February...
Topics: Academia, Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Eastern...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 9, 2022
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Simone Wolff, grandchild of Yiddish writer Mindy Rinkewich, was interviewed by Sadie Gold-Shapiro on August 4th, 2022 in Amherst, Massachusetts. 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: Simone Wolff Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sadie Gold-Shapiro, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, Massachusetts, August 4, 2022. Video...
Topics: Russia, Soviet Union, Summer camp, Theater, United States, Travel, World War II, Yiddish authors,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 9, 2022
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Gina Healy, daughter of Yiddish writer Mindy Rinkewich, was interviewed my Sadie Gold-Shapiro on August 4th, 2022 in Amherst, Massachusetts. 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: Gina Healy Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sadie Gold-Shapiro, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, Massachusetts, August 4, 2022. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Books, Career and Professional Life, Coming back to Yiddish, Cultural Transmission,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 8, 2022
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Samuel Norich, president of the Forward, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on May 3rd, 2022 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: Samuel Norich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, May 3, 2022. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Newspapers, Politics and political movements, United...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 8, 2022
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Craig Judelman, musician, composer, and educator, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on March 31st, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. 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 interview: Craig...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family traditions, Food,...
Débora Perla (Dvoire Perl) Sneh, daughter of the writer Simja Sneh and an expert in the literature of the Holocaust, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on January 6th, 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 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: Débora Perla (Dvoire Perl) Sneh Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral...
Topics: Academia, Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Descendants of...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 7, 2022
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Scott Davis, publisher for the Jewish Storyteller Press, executive producer for the PBS Newshour and author, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on November 11th, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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: Scott Davis Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Raleigh, North Carolina,...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family histories, Food, Jewish...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 2, 2022
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Jericho Vincent, rabbinical candidate, writer, activist and educator, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on November 2nd, 2012 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: Jericho Vincent Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, November 2, 2021. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family traditions, Feminism,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Sep 1, 2022
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Murray Sokoloff, Toronto-born native Yiddish speaker, was interviewed (remotely) by Agnieszka Ilwicka on March 21st, 2019 in Emeryville, 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: Murray Sokoloff Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Emeryville, California, March 21, 2019. Video...
Topics: Advice, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Family traditions, Family histories,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Aug 26, 2022
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Jankelis Markas, native Yiddish speaker, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 25th, 2019 in Šiauliai, 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: Jankelis Markas Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Siauliai, Lithuania, July 26, 2019. Video...
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish speaker, Family histories, World War II, Soviet Union, Holocaust, Jewish...
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Sania (Smuel) Kerbelis, Jewish community leader in Šiauliai (Shavl), Lithuania, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 25th, 2019 in Šiauliai, 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: Sania Smuel Kerbelis Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Siauliai, Lithuania, July 25, 2019. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Eastern Europe, Jewish community, Jewish identity, Politics and political movements,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Aug 22, 2022
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Isaac Apel, lawyer and lifelong Yiddish cultural worker, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on September 2nd, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. 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: Isaac Apel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Melbourne, Australia, September 2, 2021. Video...
Topics: Books, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe, Education, Family histories, Hebrew,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Aug 15, 2022
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Paul Lieberman, Yiddish speaker from New York, was interviewed (remotely) by Marianne Tatom on March 12th, 2021 in Torrance, 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: Paul Lieberman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Marianne Tatom, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Torrance, California, March 12, 2021. Video...
Topics: Academia, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Education, Food, Israel,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Aug 10, 2022
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Rochelle Dinkin, talmudic artist, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on December 23rd, 2020 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. 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: Rochelle Dinkin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, December 23, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Family histories, Favorite Yiddish word,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Aug 8, 2022
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Zoë Aqua, klezmer violinist, was interviewed (remotely) by Daniel Holtzman on September 10th, 2020 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 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: Zoë Aqua Oral History Interview, interviewed by Daniel Holtzman, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 10, 2020. Video...
Topics: Canada, Career and Professional Life, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe, Jewish community,...
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Jonathan Geffner, ventriloquist, Yiddishist, filmmaker and pianist, was interviewed (remotely) by Nadja Shannon-Dabek on May 21st, 2021 in Little Neck, 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: Jonathan Geffner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nadja Shannon-Dabek, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Little Neck, New York, May 21, 2021. Video...
Topics: Academia, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Education, Food, Hebrew, Jewish education,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jul 29, 2022
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Dina Harris, playwright and retired costume designer at the Folksbiene theater, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on March 29th, 2021 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. 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: Dina Harris Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, March 29, 2021. Video...
Topics: Advice, Assimilation, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Eastern...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jul 25, 2022
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Estelle Frankel, therapist, spiritual director, and author, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on December 3rd, 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: Estelle Frankel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Berkeley, California, December 3, 2020. Video...
Topics: Books, Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Education, Holocaust,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jul 25, 2022
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Regina Grol, Polish and American literature educator, author, and translator, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on November 23rd, 2020 in Buffalo, 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: Regina Grol Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Buffalo, New York, November 23, 2020. Video...
Topics: cademia, Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Cultural...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jul 22, 2022
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David Birnbaum, grandson of Nathan Birnbaum, architect, and city planner, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on December 2nd, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, 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: David Birnbaum Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2, 2020. Video...
Topics: Academia, Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Descendants of Yiddish personalities,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jul 22, 2022
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David Birnbaum, grandson of Nathan Birnbaum, architect, and city planner, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on November 15th, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, 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: David Birnbaum Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 15, 2020....
Topics: Academia, Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Descendants of Yiddish personalities,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jul 7, 2022
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David Birnbaum, grandson of Nathan Birnbaum, architect, and city planner, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on November 11th, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, 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: David Birnbaum Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 11, 2020....
Topics: Academia, Assimilation, Books, Descendants of Yiddish personalities, Eastern Europe, Vienna,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jun 27, 2022
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Wendy Marcus, violinist, Yiddish instructor, and retired journalist, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on December 7th, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.  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: Wendy Marcus Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, December 7, 2020. Video...
Topics: Advice, Career and Professional Life, Cultural Transmission, Education, Family histories, Jewish...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jun 22, 2022
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Bernard Dinkin, activist, organizer, and educator, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on December 9th, 2020 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. 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: Bernard Dinkin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, December 9, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Immigration and migration, Klezmer,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jun 22, 2022
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Talia Billig, Jewish singer-songwriter, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on October 29th, 2020 in Hastings-on-Hudson, 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: Talia Billig Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, October 29, 2020. Video...
Topics: Assimilation, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Family...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jun 21, 2022
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Orev Reena Katz, artist, radio host, and spiritual care provider, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on October 29th, 2020 in Toronto, ON, 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: Orev Reena Katz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Canada, October 29, 2020. Video...
Topics: Assimilation, Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jun 9, 2022
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Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on May 26th, 2022 in Teaneck, 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:...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Family histories, Israel, Music, Relationships, Singing, Theater,...
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Eléonore Biezunski, singer, musician, and sound archivist, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on May 10th, 2022 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: Eléonore Biezunski Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, May 10, 2022. Video...
Topics: Advice, Career and Professional Life, Jewish identity, Music, Singing
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 18, 2022
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Adam Siegel, author, translator, and bibliographer, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on June 17th, 2021 in Davis, 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: Adam Siegel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Davis, California, June 17, 2021. Video...
Topics: Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Heritage, Holocaust,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 11, 2022
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Lea Kalisch, actor, activist, self-described multidisciplinary "collage artist" and Yiddish speaker, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on April 21st, 2022 in New York, New York. 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:...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Dance, Education, Holocaust, Jewish community, Jewish...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 10, 2022
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Jodi Rudoren, journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on February 2nd, 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: Advice, Assimilation, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Education, Israel, Jewish community,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 10, 2022
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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,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 10, 2022
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Sam (Szlamek) Zelver, Holocaust survivor, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on September 13th, 2019 in Foster City, 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: Sam Zelver Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Foster City, California, September 13, 2019. Video...
Topics: Advice, Antisemitism, Assimilation, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to...
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Michael Winograd, lauded Brooklyn-based klezmer clarinet player, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on March 24th, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. 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: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Jewish community, Klezmer,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 3, 2022
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Rachel Epstein, World War II survivor from France, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on November 30th, 2020 in Roslyn, 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: Rachel Epstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Roslyn, New York, November 30, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Heritage,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 3, 2022
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Charles Berg, klezmer drummer, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on February 17th, 2021 in Lexington, Massachusetts. 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: Charles Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Lexington, Massachusetts, February 17, 2021. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Klezmer, Music, United States, Urban, Yiddish musicians,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
May 2, 2022
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Binya Koatz, activist, writer, musician, and educator, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on January 13th, 2021 in Piedmont, 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: Binya Koatz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Piedmont, California, January 13, 2021. Video...
Topics: Assimilation, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Family...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Apr 21, 2022
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Stuart Rojstaczer, writer, musician, and academic, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 1st, 2018 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: Stuart Rojstaczer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Palo Alto, California, February 1, 2018. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Synagogue, United...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Apr 20, 2022
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Susanna Rabkina, retired pediatrician and Holocaust survivor, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on February 19th, 2021 in Chicago Illinois. 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: Susanna Rabkina Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2021. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family histories,...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Apr 20, 2022
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Ziona Silverman, retired teacher and native Yiddish speaker, was interviewed (remotely) by Micah Langer on February 8th, 2021 in Princeton, New Jersey. 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: Ziona Silverman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Micah Langer, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Princeton, New Jersey, Febriary 8, 2021. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Cultural Transmission, Eastern...
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Apr 19, 2022
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David Fried, Yiddish teacher and punk rocker, was interviewed (remotely) by Micah Langer on January 4th, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Fried Oral History Interview, interviewed by Micah Langer, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, January 4, 2021. Video...
Topics: Advice, Antisemitism, Assimilation, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Cultural Transmission,...
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Apr 18, 2022
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Izzy Posen, native Hasidic Yiddish speaker, OTD, based in London, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on March 24th, 2022 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: Izzy Posen Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, London, England, March 24, 2022. Video...
Topics: Advice, Books, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Yiddish speaker, Yiddish words, Stamford Hill,...
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Apr 14, 2022
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Helen (Khayele) Beer, professor of Yiddish at University College London and native speaker, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 15th, 2019 in Oxford, 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: Helen (Khayele) Beer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, London, England, August 15, 2019. Video...
Topics: Western Europe, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Yiddish teaching, Lodz, Pland, Melbourne,...
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Apr 14, 2022
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David Mandelbaum, Yiddish theater actor born in a DP camp, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on February 15th, 2022 in New York, New York. 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...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Israel, Politics and political movements,...
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Apr 14, 2022
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Lily Kahn, linguist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 12th, 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: Lily Kahn Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, London, England, August 12, 2019. Video recording,[https://archive.org/details/LilyKahn12Aug2019YiddishBookCenter]...
Topics: Yiddish learning, Israel, colloquial Yiddish, London, England, United Kingdom, linguistics,...
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Apr 13, 2022
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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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Apr 11, 2022
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Riv Shapiro, kohenet Hebrew priestess, queer artist, and Jewish ritualist, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on August 18th, 2020 in Piedmont, 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: Riv Shapiro Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Piedmont, California, August 18, 2020. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Dance, Cultural Transmission,...
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Apr 8, 2022
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Philip Frost, Yiddish speaker and descendant of Polish immigrants, was interviewed (remotely) by Nadja Shannon-Dabek on February 26th, 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland. 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: Philip Frost Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nadja Shannon-Dabek, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Bethesda, Maryland, February 26, 2021. Video...
Topics: Advice, Assimilation, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe,...
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Apr 6, 2022
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George Torrey, child survivor of the Lodz ghetto, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on January 18th, 2022 in Enfield, 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: George Torrey Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Enfield, Connecticut, January 18, 2022. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family histories, Holocaust,...
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Apr 4, 2022
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Luis Lainer, board member at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 5th, 2018 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: Luis Lainer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, Febriary 5, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Coming back to Yiddish, Yiddish...
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Ahuva and Emanuel Jolish, children of Holocaust survivors, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 31st, 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: Emanuel and Ahuva Jolish Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, January 31, 2018. Video...
Topics: Yiddish language, Coming back to Yiddish, Yiddish speaker, Israel, Antisemitism, United States,...
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Mar 31, 2022
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Caraid O'Brien, writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on February 28th, 2022 in New York City. 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:...
Topics: Caraid O'Brien, New York City, COVID-19 pandemic, CAJM
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Mar 28, 2022
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Judith Wouk, kohenet Hebrew priestess, frame drummer, and activist, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on August 13th, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario, 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: Judith Wouk Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 13, 2020. Video recording,[...
Topics: Assimilation, Canada, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Feminism, Food, Immigration and...
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Mar 28, 2022
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Tiana Mirapae, practitioner of spirituality and spiritual practices, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on July 24th, 2020 in Montague, Massachusetts. 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: Tiana Mirapae Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Montague, Massachusetts, July 24, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family histories,...
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Mar 22, 2022
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Nesha Abramson, public health activist, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on February 4th, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. 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 interview: Nesha...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Education, Holocaust, Jewish community, Politics and...
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Mar 22, 2022
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Eleanor Reissa, singer, actress, and director in both Yiddish and English, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on February 1st, 2022 in Carmel, New York. 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...
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Mar 22, 2022
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Michael Bronson, former arts administrator Metropolitan Opera, radio and television producer; currently electron media consultant to symphony orchestras and opera companies, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 7th, 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: Michael Bronson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Jewish identity, Yiddish language, Theater, Career and Professional...
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Mar 17, 2022
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Veronica Belling, scholar of South African Jewry, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on June 23rd, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. 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: Veronica Belling Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Cape Town, South Africa, June 23, 2020. Video...
Topics: Lithuania, Cape Colony, Cape Town, South Africa, Paarl, Klein Drakenstein, Russian Empire, Cape...
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Mar 16, 2022
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Veronica Belling, scholar of South African Jewry, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on June 18th, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. 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: Veronica Belling Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Cape Town, South Africa, June 18, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Hebrew, Heritage, Immigration and...
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Mar 14, 2022
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Sima Beeri, Yiddish scholar, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 12th, 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: Sima Beeri Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, London, England, August 12, 2019. Video recording,[https://archive.org/details/SimaBeeri12Aug2019YiddishBookCenter]...
Topics: Eastern Europe, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Yiddish teaching, Israel, Academia, Soviet...
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Mar 10, 2022
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Tamara Gleason, writer, historian, and gerontologist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 6th, 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: Tamara Gleason Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, London, England, August 6, 2019. Video...
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Latin America, Mexico City, Mexico, London, England, United...
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Archie (Hershl) Barkan, son of Yiddish writer Hayim Barkan, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 6th, 2018 in Woodland Hills, 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: Archie (Hershl) Barkan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Woodland Hills, California, February 6, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish speaker,...
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Mar 7, 2022
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Hazel Carr, painter, actress, and descendant of the Singer family, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on May 28th, 2020 in Paris, France. 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: Hazel Carr Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Paris, France, May 28, 2020. Video...
Topics: Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Descendants of Yiddish personalities, Eastern...
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Feb 28, 2022
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Allan Wofchuck, lifelong Yiddish speaker, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on August 13th, 2019 in Redwood City, 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: Allan Wofchuck Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Redwood City, California, August 13, 2019. Video...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Family traditions, Childhood, Jewish identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Brenda Yampolsky Panofsky, Yiddish speaker from Montreal, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on June 24th, 2021 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: Brenda Yampolsky Panofsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 24, 2021. Video...
Topics: Canada, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Holocaust, Israel, Jewish education, Jewish identity, Languages,...
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Feb 24, 2022
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Emanuel Jolish, born in a DP Camp to Holocaust Survivors, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 31st, 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: Emanuel Jolish Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, January 31, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Immigration and migration, Hebrew,...
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Feb 24, 2022
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Anna Vishnevska, singer, guitarist, and music teacher, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on March 7th, 2020 in Hamburg, 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: Anna Vishnevska Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Hamburg, Germany, March 7, 2020. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Eastern Europe, Immigration and...
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Feb 23, 2022
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Lillian Bayone, librarian and heritage Yiddish speaker, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 20th, 2018 in Brookline, Massachusetts. 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: Lillian Bayone Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brookline, Massachusetts, December 20, 2018. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Family histories, Yiddish speaker, Yiddish language,...
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Feb 23, 2022
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Barry Goldstein, literary translator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19th, 2018 in Newton, Massachusetts. 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: Barry Goldstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Newton, Massachusetts, December 19, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Yiddish language, Coming back to Yiddish, Post-vernacular uses of...
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Feb 21, 2022
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David Krakauer, clarinetist and klezmer musician, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 24, 2019 in New York, 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: David Krakauer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, September 24, 2019. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Klezmer, Pesach, Secular, Travel,...
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Feb 18, 2022
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Leona Schwartz, singer and daughter of Yiddish theater actor Eli Mintz, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on July 8th, 2020 in Beacon Falls, 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: Leona Schwartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Beacon Falls, Connecticut, July 8, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Descendants of Yiddish personalities,...
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Feb 11, 2022
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Marilyn Lerner, pianist, klezmer musician, and psychotherapist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 24th, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Marilyn Lerner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 24, 2019. Video...
Topics: Assimilation, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Film, Holocaust,...
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Feb 7, 2022
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Ahuva Jolish, child of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 31st, 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: Ahuva Jolish Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, January 31, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker,...
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Feb 2, 2022
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Mona Dworkin, child of Hungarian immigrants, was interviewed (remotely) by Marianne Tatom on June 2nd, 2020 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: Mona Dworkin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Marianne Tatom, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, June 2, 2020. Video...
Topics: Advice, Assimilation, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Cultural Transmission, Education,...
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Feb 1, 2022
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Jay Saper, Yiddish student and early childhood educator, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 29th, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Jay Saper Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 29, 2019. Video...
Topics: Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Food, Immigration...
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Feb 1, 2022
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Deborah Epstein, Yiddish student, researcher of Jewish philosophy and female Yiddish writers, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 25th, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Deborah Epstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany July 25, 2019. Video...
Topics: Academia, Books, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Favorite Yiddish word, Feminism,...
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Jan 31, 2022
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Francesca Ter-Berg, cellist who specializes in klezmer music, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 23rd, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Francesca Ter-Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany July 23, 2019. Video...
Topics: Canada, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Family histories,...
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Jan 27, 2022
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Ben Liebert, actor, director, and career coach for performers, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on January 11th, 2022 in Astoria, Queens, 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: Ben Liebert Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Queens, New York, January 11, 2022. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Dance, Education, Favorite Yiddish word, Jewish identity,...
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Jan 25, 2022
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Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 22nd, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Benjamin Fox-Rosen Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 22, 2019. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Jewish identity, Jewish professions, Klezmer,...
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Irene Kronhill Pletka, multilingual philanthropist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 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: Irene Kronhill Pletka Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, September 25, 2019. Video...
Topics: Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe, Family...
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Marcia Tacsir Svartman, teacher and architect, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 18th, 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: Marcia Tacsir Svartman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18, 2018. Video...
Topics: Advice, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Family histories, Jewish identity, Relationships,...
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Dora (Yucht) Kampela, Yiddish and English teacher in Rio de Janeiro, 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: Dora (Yucht) Kampela Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 16, 2018. Video...
Topics: Academia, Advice, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Education, Family histories, Jewish...
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Jan 18, 2022
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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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Jan 13, 2022
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Jayme Vaisman, pediatrician in Rio de Janeiro, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15th, 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: Jayme Vaisman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 15, 2018. Video...
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Sara Vaisman, organizer of Yiddish group: Ot Azoy Dos Iz Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15th, 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: Sara Vaisman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 15, 2018. Video...
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Jan 10, 2022
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Henry (Zvi) Bialer, Holocaust survivor from Lodz, Poland, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 9th, 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida. 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: Henry Bialer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Boca Raton, Florida, February 9, 2020. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Holocaust, Immigration and...
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Jan 6, 2022
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Ruth Fay Solomon, daughter of Yiddish writer Mordecai Kosover, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on March 9th, 2021 in Long Island, 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: Ruth Fay Solomon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Long Island, New York, March 9, 2021. Video...
Topics: Academia, Assimilation, Books, Career and Professional Life, Descendants of Yiddish personalities,...
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Jan 4, 2022
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Joshua Horowitz, Austrian klezmer musician, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 21st, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Joshua Horowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 21, 2019. Video...
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Patrick Farrell, accordion player who specializes in klezmer music, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 19th, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Patrick Farrell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 19, 2019. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Klezmer, Music, Synagogue, Travel, United...
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Theodor Heimann Olsen, klezmer trumpet player and queer activist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 18th, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Theodor Heimann Olsen Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 18, 2019. Video...
Topics: Advice, Antisemitism, Assimilation, Books, Childhood, Holocaust, Immigration and migration, Israel,...
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Cookie Segelstein, klezmer violinist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on July 18th, 2019 in Weimar, 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: Cookie Segelstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weimar, Germany, July 18, 2019. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Heritage, Holocaust, Immigration and...
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Dec 29, 2021
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Christin Zühlke, Ph.D. Student at the Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University Berlin, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on December 17th, 2019 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: Christin Zühlke Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Diego, California,...
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Dec 29, 2021
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Meyel Weinshel, PhD student and Yiddish language pedagogy specialist, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on December 16th, 2019 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: Meyer Weinshel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Diego, California, December 16, 2019. Video...
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Dec 13, 2021
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William Kreuter, computer specialist, was interviewed (remotely) by Marianne Tatom on January 25th, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. 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: William Kreuter Oral History Interview, interviewed by Marianne Tatom, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, January 25, 2021. Video...
Topics: Coming back to Yiddish, Eastern Europe, Family histories, Heritage, Immigration and migration, Old...
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Dec 9, 2021
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Hy Eisman, American cartoonist who writes and draws the "Popeye" comic strip, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on April 5th, 2021 in Glen Rock, New Jersey. 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: Hy Eisman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Glen Rock, New Jersey, April 5, 2021. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Education, Immigration and migration,...
Israel Tabak and Lea Tabak Goldenstein, the son and daughter of notable Yiddish educator in Rio de Janeiro, Pesakh Tabak, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 8th, 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: Israel Tabak and Lea Tabak Goldenstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History...
Topics: Descendants of Yiddish personalities, Jewish identity, Family histories, Israel Tabak, Lea Tabak...