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.

Chana Mlotek's Oral History

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Chana Mlotek, z"l - renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry - was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City.

This interview was conducted in English.

Chana Mlotek was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. Chana, z"l, died in 2013.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Chana Mlotek, YIVO
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish teaching
  • Yiddish revival and activism
  • Yiddish speaker
  • Yiddish scene
  • song
  • singing
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Literature
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Jewish professions
  • Summer camp

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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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