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.
"An Absolutely Wonderful Place": Yiddish Celebrities and Performances at Unser Camp
Bunny Hoffinger, former fashion designer who grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, describes the celebrities of the Yiddish world who came to Unser Camp (aka Camp Kinderwelt).
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bunny Hoffinger.
This excerpt is in English.
Bunny Hoffinger was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1930. Bunny, z"l, died in 2018.
Other video highlights from this oral history
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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