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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Hebreyish, Hebreyish": A Father's Naches (Pride) in His Daughter's Hebrew Skills
2 min 10 sec
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