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.

They Have to Know We Don't Have Horns: Living in a Not-Very-Jewish Neighborhood

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  • Rena Trefman Cobrinik, writer and educator, discusses neighbors and anti-Semitism. 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 1933 in Bronx, New York.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Rena Trefman Cobrinik
  • America
  • United States
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Jewish community
  • Rural

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?