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.

Before Air Conditioning and After Air Conditioning

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Sheila Horvitz, history teacher and lawyer, uses her mother's terms "before air conditioning," BAC, and "after air conditioning," AAC, to describe how her South Bronx community changed with the advent of air conditioning.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sheila Horvitz.

This excerpt is in English.

Sheila Horvitz was born in New York, New York in 1944.