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.

"They Were Happy Memories": living with their father, a Yiddish writer

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Tiptoeing through the halls in the morning, the sound of the Yiddish typewriter clacking away in the study-- Norman Feinberg and Harriet (Feinberg) Bonfeld remember what it was like to live with their father, Leon Feinberg the professional Yiddish writer.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harriet Bonfeld.

This excerpt is in English.

Harriet Bonfeld was born in Bronx, New York in 1946.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.


Other video highlights from this oral history