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.

Growing Up During the Great Depression

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Anita Garlick, YBC zamler in Sullivan County, describes what it was like growing up during the Great Depression, and shares stories about grocery shopping, paying rent, and her father's struggling smoked fish business.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anita Garlick.

This excerpt is in English.

Anita Garlick was born in New York, New York in 1924. Anita died in 2020.