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.
"She Was a Beautiful Woman": Chava Rosenfarb's Physical Appearance
Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes her mother's physical appearance and shares the fact that her mother always thought of herself as a tall woman despite being 5'5''.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Goldie Morgentaler.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Chava Rosenfarb's Talent for Painting, Murals, Sculpture, and Tapestry-Making
2 min 6 sec
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Chava Rosenfarb's Recreation of Her First Poems, Originally Destroyed by Nazis
3 min 56 sec
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Getting to Know a New Side of My Mother, Chava Rosenfarb, Through Translating Her Works
5 min 10 sec
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Chava Rosenfarb's Observant Grandparents' Reactions to Their Daughter Becoming An Atheist Bundist
2 min 3 sec
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"They Had No Sense That It Was a Language": American Jews' Dismissive Attitude Towards Yiddish
2 min 45 sec
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