A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
"Living with a wound that will never heal"
Tine Kindermann - German artist, convert to Judaism, and wife of prominent klezmer musician Frank London - discusses the ways in which Germany has tried to cope with the Holocaust, yet is also aware that Germany can never really overcome its past.
This interview was conducted in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Living with a wound that will never heal"1 minute 33 seconds
Growing into Judaism3 minutes 4 seconds
German Folk Music1 minute 43 seconds
Politicized Hummel Figurines3 minutes 27 seconds
The Growth and Success of Klezmer1 minute 37 seconds
Two Grandfathers1 minute 1 second
Vague Guilt1 minute 37 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Western Europe
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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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