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.

Summers at the Bungalow Colony

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Eleanor Reissa, singer, shares her memories of the summers she spent with her beloved grandparents in a bungalow colony in New York, in which almost of all the residents were Holocaust survivors.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eleanor Reissa.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Eleanor Reissa was born in Brooklyn, New York.