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.
"I always felt different."
Harriet Bonfeld explains how she felt different from her peers, being well educated and connected to the Yiddish literary world through her father, Leon Feinberg.
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
"Saturday Night was like a Salon at Our House": Growing Up in the Feinberg Household
1 min 35 sec
Slide 2 of 19
"He Used To Call Me Meydele": Fond Memories of my Father, the Yiddish Writer Leon Feinberg
1 min 39 sec
Slide 10 of 19
Coming to Terms with Realities of Communism (Father Happy in the U.S. and Dissillunsioned with Communism)
1 min 57 sec
Slide 15 of 19