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.
Backyard Sock Factory in Carlton: Jewish Neighborhood in Melbourne
David and Ben Burstin – Yiddish-speaking brothers from Melbourne, Australia – share their memories of Carlton, a Jewish neighborhood in Melbourne. They describe their house and the local Jewish shops.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with David Burstin and Ben Burstin.
This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.
David Burstin was born in 1937.
Ben Burstin was born in 1931.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Backyard Sock Factory in Carlton: Jewish Neighborhood in Melbourne2 minutes 51 seconds
The Bund, Jewish Communists, & Australian Politics4 minutes 13 seconds
Are We Still Bundists?5 minutes 13 seconds
Our Yiddish and Jewish Identities3 minutes 16 seconds
The I.L. Peretz Yiddish School in Melbourne1 minute 54 seconds
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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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