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.
My Mother's Poetry
Diana Bregman Feld explains that her mother, poet Edith Kaplan Bregman, first published a piece in 1939 in a newspaper. Diana explains that this gave her confidence and pushed her to publish more of her poetry.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Diana Bregman Feld.
This excerpt is in English.
Diana Bregman Feld was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
My Mother's Poetry1 minute 58 seconds
The Little White Goat1 minute 25 seconds
Yidishe Bikher (Yiddish Books): A Poem about the Yiddish Book Center1 minute 32 seconds
Es benkt zikh2 minutes 36 seconds
She Was a Bohemian2 minutes 14 seconds
"My Poems": A Poem by Edith Kaplan Bregman Read By Her Daughter1 minute 14 seconds
My Mother's Childhood2 minutes 56 seconds
Collecting Money for the Jewish National Fund1 minute 31 seconds
Publishing Her Mother's Writing1 minute 20 seconds
My Grandmother, a Midwife and a Comedian1 minute 51 seconds
Studying in Israel in 19493 minutes 5 seconds
"He Was a Prince of a Man"1 minute 55 seconds
Encounters with Anti-Yiddish Attitudes in Early State of Israel1 minute 30 seconds
"Otherwise I Might Have Been a Sabra"1 minute 4 seconds
The Family Almost Made Aliyah1 minute 57 seconds
Arlo Guthrie's Grandmother1 minute 40 seconds
"At Home and at Peace"1 minute 9 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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