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.

Seltzer was the Jewish Champagne: Growing Up in Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Anita Garlick, YBC zamler in Sullivan County, shares memories of her childhood neighborhood, including having seltzer delivered to the house, drinking egg creams, interacting with Yiddish-speaking tradespeople, and visits from the insurance man.

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.