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.
I Remember My Father Shouting About Politics in the Brooklyn Delis
Eli Kwartler, Jewish Community of Amherst co-president, recalls his father reading Yiddish newspapers and discussing politics in Brooklyn delis.
This interview was conducted in English
Eli Kwartler was born in 1929 in Brooklyn, New York.
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Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Yiddish language
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- Politics and political movements
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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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