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.
Importance of Folklore
Chana Mlotek, music archivist at YIVO, speaks to the importance of remembering and preserving Yiddish folklore.
This interview was conducted in English
Chana Mlotek was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. Chana, z"l, died in 2013.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series
Other video highlights from this oral history
Importance of Folklore1 minute 25 seconds
Gilbert and Sullivan Purim1 minute 29 seconds
Chana Mlotek Sings an Original Tu B'Shvat Song in Yiddish1 minute 13 seconds
Nation Songs2 minutes 20 seconds
Connection With YIVO2 minutes 38 seconds
Shabbes at Camp Boiberik1 minute 18 seconds
An Original Rosh Hashanah Song in Yiddish1 minute 7 seconds
Holiday Songs1 minute 52 seconds
Pesach Seder2 minutes 4 seconds
Questions From Readers4 minutes 37 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- song, singing
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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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