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.

Food Memories

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  • Al Berkowitz shares memories of his mother's cooking, from recipe to taste. He remembers three of his mother's specialties, challah, Romanian eggplant "salata" and the standard peasant cornmeal dish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Albert Berkowitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Albert Berkowitz was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1921. Albert, z"l, died in 2015.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?