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.
Reading Celia Dropkin's Poem Tsu May Zun (To My Son)
Ruth Dropkin, daughter-in-law of Celia Dropkin, reads and discusses several of Celia Dropkin's poems.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ruth (Warshavsky Zeitlin) Dropkin.
This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Reading Celia Dropkin's Poem Tsu May Zun (To My Son)3 minutes 47 seconds
Family Remembrances of Celia Dropkin1 minute 57 seconds
Celia Dropkin's Painting Debut1 minute 41 seconds
Thoughts on Yiddish2 minutes 19 seconds
Meeting Celia Drokin at a Bungalow Colony3 minutes 20 seconds
Childhood Neighborhood in East New York, Brooklyn2 minutes
A Soapbox on Every Corner: Memories of the Depression2 minutes 11 seconds
"A Voice That's Worth Hearing": Celia Dropkin's Poetry4 minutes 8 seconds
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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