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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A Cherished Memory: Jackie Hoffman's Childhood Visits to Grossinger's Hotel in the Catskills1 minute 54 seconds
Jackie Hoffman on the Influence of Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof and the Place of Yiddish in the World Today2 minutes 20 seconds
Performing Yente in Yiddish: Jackie Hoffman on Learning Lines for and Performing in the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof1 minute 36 seconds
Jackie Hoffman Remembers Yeshiva2 minutes 24 seconds
The Full Range of Jewish Experience: Jackie Hoffman the Religiosity of Her Family2 minutes 32 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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