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Bainbridge Avenue: A Micro-neighborhood of Yiddish Culture in the Bronx
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l - Yiddish poet and songwriter - describes the Sholem Aleichem Folk Shul, now a cultural center, and the community of Yiddish-speaking families on Bainbridge Avenue in the Bronx.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. Beyle, z"l, died in 2013.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Bainbridge Avenue: A Micro-neighborhood of Yiddish Culture in the Bronx1 minute 39 seconds
"The Last Day of Joy": Chernowitz in 19451 minute 39 seconds
Eliezer Shteynbarg Was Our Peretz1 minute 46 seconds
I Began Writing To Entertain the Children: A Yiddish Writer's Inspiration1 minute 37 seconds
Isaac Nachman Steinberg and the Frayland Lige (Freeland League)2 minutes 13 seconds
Yiddishism Is a Way of Life1 minute 25 seconds
"It Gives Us a Reason, an Ideal": Yiddish in the Schaechter-Gottesman Family2 minutes 9 seconds
I Read Every Holocaust Memoir I Find3 minutes 56 seconds
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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.
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