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.

Throwing My Mother's Yiddish Writing Down the Incinerator as a Child

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  • Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes the experience of having a writer as a mother, including wanting more attention from her and throwing her writing down the incinerator out of frustration.

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 and Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Goldie Morgentaler
  • Chava Rosenfarb
  • Chawa Rosenfarb
  • Yiddish writer
  • Childhood
  • Books
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities, Beyond the Books

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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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?