The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

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.

"He was very dapper": Memories of Yiddish poet Leon Feinberg

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Harriet (Feinberg) Bonfeld - educator and daughter of Yiddish poet and journalist Leon Feinberg - describes her father's appearance, and how they knew it was him as he turned the corner onto their street.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harriet Bonfeld.

This excerpt is in English.

Harriet Bonfeld was born in Bronx, New York in 1946.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.


Other video highlights from this oral history