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.

Living in a Not-Very-Jewish Neighborhood

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Rena Trefman Cobrinik, writer and educator, discusses neighbors and antisemitism. She reminisces about meeting people who still believe Jews have horns, and stories she'd been told by Jewish friends.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rena Trefman Cobrinik.

This excerpt is in English.

Rena Trefman Cobrinik was born in Bronx, New York in 1933.