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.

Childhood Neighborhood in East New York, Brooklyn

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Ruth Dropkin, daughter-in-law of Celia Dropkin, describes her childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn, including the orthodox butcher and the shop where she was sent to fill up aluminum pales with milk.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ruth (Warshavsky Zeitlin) Dropkin.

This excerpt is in English.

Ruth (Warshavsky Zeitlin) Dropkin was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918. Ruth (Warshavsky Zeitlin) died in 2020.