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.
Politicized Hummel Figurines
Tine Kindermann describes the Hummel figurines she used to see on her way home every day from school as a child and discusses how she decided to create her own Hummel figurines that show the true Germany f the 1930s.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Tine Kindermann.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Politicized Hummel Figurines3 minutes 27 seconds
"Living with a wound that will never heal"1 minute 33 seconds
Growing into Judaism3 minutes 4 seconds
German Folk Music1 minute 43 seconds
Two Grandfathers1 minute 1 second
The Growth and Success of Klezmer1 minute 37 seconds
Vague Guilt1 minute 37 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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