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.
Going to Coney Island with Itzik Manger
Norman, son of the Yiddish writer Leon Feinberg, remembers when Itzik Manger (the writer and close family friend) bought him a lollipop on a trip together to Coney Island.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Norman Feinberg.
This excerpt is in English.
Norman Feinberg was born in Bronx, New York in 1947.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Going to Coney Island with Itzik Manger1 minute 38 seconds
Religious vs. Practicing Jews54 seconds
Leon Feinberg's relationship with I.B. Singer5 minutes 18 seconds
Leon Feinberg Refuses Chagall Painting3 minutes 19 seconds
"Yiddish Will Never Die"1 minute 16 seconds
Norman reads his poem "A Promise Unfulfilled Yet Magical"7 minutes 51 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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