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.
Same Classes, Different Degree: Sexism at College
Rita Licht Rosenthal, a retired social worker, talks about the sexist policy of her college that prevented her from achieving her dream of a degree in psychology and forced her to obtain an education degree instead.
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
Same Classes, Different Degree: Sexism at College1 minute 15 seconds
Life in the Bathgate Ave. Bronx Neighborhood During the Depression2 minutes 45 seconds
Three Weeks of the Same Lesson: Tutoring with the rebetsn (Rabbi's wife)1 minute 24 seconds
"Hebreyish, Hebreyish": A Father's Naches (Pride) in His Daughter's Hebrew Skills2 minutes 10 seconds
Yiddish in Venice and Paris2 minutes 9 seconds
Organizing Jewish Community in the "Wilderness" of Suffolk County4 minutes 30 seconds
A Life in Service2 minutes 4 seconds
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.
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