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.
Jewish Romanian Food
Minna Barrett, psychology professor and granddaughter of Yiddish actor David Baratz, talks about traveling to Hungary and Romania and realizing the similarities to the food her grandmother cooked.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Minna Barrett.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Jewish Romanian Food2 minutes 42 seconds
Actor David Baratz, At Home and Abroad3 minutes 12 seconds
One Eye on the Past, One Eye on the Future: Reaction to the MCNY's Yiddish Theater Exhibit2 minutes 33 seconds
Kind of Larger than Life: My Uncle Marty, Jewish Actor2 minutes 53 seconds
Visiting Central and Eastern Europe, Revisiting the Old Country6 minutes 21 seconds
I'm Having a Memory: Recalling Pogroms in America3 minutes 2 seconds
Emotional and Intellectual Wealth That Can Feed Everybody: The Role of the Yiddish Book Center1 minute 55 seconds
The Vaudeville Thing Was Translated Down to Us: Descendants of Jewish Actors4 minutes 54 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- dietary laws
- Family history, stories about ancestors
- Jewish Identity
- Family traditions
- Religion and ritual
- Old Country
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- United States
- Food, culinary traditions
- Roots, heritage
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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