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.

Jewish Romanian Food

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  • 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.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • kashrus
  • dietary laws
  • Romania
  • Hungary
  • Family history, stories about ancestors
  • Jewish Identity
  • Family traditions
  • Religion and ritual
  • Old Country
  • Eastern Europe
  • America
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Food, culinary traditions
  • Transmission
  • Roots, heritage
  • Travel

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.

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