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.
The Languages We Spoke at Home (parents' languages)
Harriet Bonfeld spoke mostly English with her parents, but because of her studies was able to engage in Yiddish conversation with her father.
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 14 of 19
"He Used To Call Me Meydele": Fond Memories of my Father, the Yiddish Writer Leon Feinberg
1 min 39 sec
Slide 2 of 19
Coming to Terms with Realities of Communism (Father Happy in the U.S. and Dissillunsioned with Communism)
1 min 57 sec
Slide 7 of 19