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.
Arlo Guthrie's Grandmother
Diana Bregman Feld, daughter of Yiddish poet Edith Kaplan Bregman, recounts her experiences getting to know the the poet and songwriter Aliza Greenblatt, who was Arlo Guthrie's grandmother. Diana recalls translating some of her works from Yiddish into English.
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.