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.

My Mother's Childhood

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Diana Bregman Feld, daughter of Yiddish poet Edith Kaplan Bregman, describes her mother's childhood in a shtetl in Russia and her immigration to the United States.

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.