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.
Tine Kindermann's Oral History
Tine Kindermann - German artist and wife of prominent klezmer musician Frank London - was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 30, 2010 at KlezKamp 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Two Grandfathers1 minute 1 second
Vague Guilt1 minute 37 seconds
Growing into Judaism3 minutes 4 seconds
The Growth and Success of Klezmer1 minute 37 seconds
German Folk Music1 minute 43 seconds
Politicized Hummel Figurines3 minutes 27 seconds
"Living with a wound that will never heal"1 minute 33 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Yiddish scene
- Yiddish speaker
- Immigration and migration
- Visual Arts
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Jewish education
- Family traditions
- Jewish holidays
- Jewish community
- Cultural transmission
- United States
- Western Europe
- Politics and political movements
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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.
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