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.
A Fight Between Polish and Russian: My Jewish Family's Culinary Traditions
Thelma Oldak Finkler, Yiddish translator and English teacher who grew up in Mexico, describes her family's cooking traditions, including recipes and cooking utensils inherited from her great-grandmother and learning to incorporate Mexican dishes into Jewish traditions.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Thelma Oldak Finkler.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
Thelma Oldak Finkler was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1965.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"We Used to Go from One House to the Other through the Roofs": Growing Up In Mexico City
2 min 7 sec
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