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.
Describing the Rodeo
Albert enlightens us as to what it means to be a part of the rodeo. He claims that while it might look easy to ride a bucking horse, it is actually quite difficult to stay put. The main feature of a rodeo, however, is calf roping. He remarks that the Greeley rodeo served as entertainment for the community.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leonard Strear and Albert Dinner.
This excerpt is in English.
Leonard Strear was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1924.
Albert Dinner was born in Greeley, Colorado.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Describing the Rodeo2 minutes 20 seconds
Sharing Our Family Pictures2 minutes 43 seconds
Kiddush at the Distillery2 minutes 55 seconds
Landing on the Beaches of Normandy51 seconds
Driving Around Town in a Jack Benny Maxwell with Friend2 minutes 8 seconds
How My Judaism Has Changed Over the Years: Reflections on Relationship to Shul1 minute 52 seconds
Our Advice1 minute 53 seconds
A Time I Felt Aware of My Jewishness: Serving in World War II3 minutes 25 seconds
My First Time Eating Shellfish1 minute 2 seconds
"Bubbe Maytse"2 minutes 5 seconds
Growing up in Greeley, Colorado2 minutes 21 seconds
Our Favorite Yiddish Phrases1 minute 51 seconds
Liberating a Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia During World War II1 minute 57 seconds
"I Could Do Everything a Cowboy Could Do"2 minutes 17 seconds
Experiences of Anti-Semitism While Serving in the War1 minute 59 seconds
The Last Patrol1 minute 50 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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