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.

"Saturday Night was like a Salon at Our House": Growing Up in the Feinberg Household

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Harriet Bonfeld, educator and daughter of Yiddish poet and journalist Leon Feinberg, describes a typical social gathering with her parents' friends, Yiddish "intelligentsia" from Itzik Manger to Chaim Grade.

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.

More information about this oral history excerpt