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.

A Cherished Memory: Jackie Hoffman's Childhood Visits to Grossinger's Hotel in the Catskills

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  • Jackie Hoffman, stand-up comedian and actor, remembers the sights and sounds she remembers from her childhood vacations to Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel every summer.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jackie Hoffman.

This excerpt is in English.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?