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.

Life in the Bathgate Ave. Bronx Neighborhood During the Depression

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Rita Licht Rosenthal, a retired social worker, describes in detail the Bathgate Ave. Bronx neighborhood where she lived as a child in the Depression-era.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rita Licht Rosenthal.

This excerpt is in English.

Rita Licht Rosenthal was born in Bronx, New York in 1930.