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.
Yinglish in Menasha Skulnik's "Double Trouble"
George Jochnowitz, professor emeritus of linguistics at the College of Staten Island, sings an excerpt of "Double Trouble," a song by Menasha Skulnik that George fondly remembers from his childhood trips to the Yiddish theaters of Second Avenue.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with George Jochnowitz.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
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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