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.
"I Never Forgot that Experience": Paying for Rutgers University through A Hodgepodge of Part-time Jobs
Philip (Fishl) Kutner, founder of "Der Bay" a website for Yiddish networking information, recalls the working in a greenhouse, a Hungarian deli, a bowling alley, and as the assistant to the former University President while paying for books, room, and board at Rutgers University.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Philip (Fishl) Kutner.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
Philip (Fishl) Kutner was born in 1926.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A "Pork and Beans Soldier" with a Kosher Kitchen: How My Parents Got Married
3 min 12 sec
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"What Do You Know About Jewish Storytelling?": Reconnecting with Yiddish in Jonesboro, Tennessee
3 min 5 sec
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