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.
"My Dad Wanted to be a Cowboy": Philip Kutner's Normal Jewish Childhood
Philip (Fishl) Kutner, founder of "Der Bay" a website for Yiddish networking information, describes his parents' differing ideas of how they should raise their children, which resulted in experiences with both an elderly Melamed and a family-run chicken farm.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Philip (Fishl) Kutner.
This excerpt is in English.
Philip (Fishl) Kutner was born in 1926.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"I Never Forgot that Experience": Paying for Rutgers University through A Hodgepodge of Part-time Jobs
4 min 58 sec
Slide 1 of 11
"What Do You Know About Jewish Storytelling?": Reconnecting with Yiddish in Jonesboro, Tennessee
3 min 5 sec
Slide 5 of 11