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Bracha Weingrod's Oral History
Bracha Weingrod, translator of "Dos Familye Kokhbukh," was interviewed by Pauline Katz on November 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Bracha Weingrod was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1930.
Video highlights from this oral history
Bracha Weingrod on the Yiddish Book Center and the Need for Yiddish Translation1 minute 48 seconds
Why I Translated a Yiddish Cookbook3 minutes 7 seconds
"You can throw out your socks in America!": Growing Up in Winnepeg55 seconds
Meeting Husband and Moving to Israel as a Family1 minute 51 seconds
Shabbes Rituals in Winnepeg1 minute 14 seconds
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