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.
My Father's Story of Storming the Winter Palace
Harriet Bonfeld, educator and daughter of Yiddish poet and journalist Leon Feinberg, retells her father's memory of storming the Winter Palace, illuminating the relationship between personal and political histories.
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
Coming to Terms with Realities of Communism (Father Happy in the U.S. and Dissillunsioned with Communism)
1 min 57 sec
Slide 0 of 19
"Saturday Night was like a Salon at Our House": Growing Up in the Feinberg Household
1 min 35 sec
Slide 6 of 19
"He Used To Call Me Meydele": Fond Memories of my Father, the Yiddish Writer Leon Feinberg
1 min 39 sec
Slide 14 of 19