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 Gan-eyden (Garden of Eden) in the Borscht Belt: Bungalow Colonies in the Catskills

Watch now:

  • Anita Garlick, YBC zamler in Sullivan County, discusses the history of the Jewish bungalow colonies in the Catskills and describes the unique phenomenon.

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

This excerpt is in English.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?