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.
Social Justice As Taught In American Yiddish Schools
Retired social worker, Dolph Klainberg, recalls the social justice values that his childhood experience in secular Yiddish schools instilled in him. Klainberg sings the Yiddish songs of immigrant solidarity and remembers his anti-oppression education.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Dolph Klainberg.
This excerpt is in English.
Dolph Klainberg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1940.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Social Justice As Taught In American Yiddish Schools3 minutes 14 seconds
Yiddish Life in Buenos Aires1 minute 56 seconds
My Father Read Sholem Aleichem to Keep us Laughing: The Boat Ride From Buenos Aires to New Orleans, 19472 minutes 34 seconds
“Zog Nit Keyn Mol”: Dolph Sings the Partisan Hymn1 minute 25 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
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.
Tell Us Your Story
Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?