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Chana Mlotek's Oral History
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.
Video highlights from this oral history
Gilbert and Sullivan Purim1 minute 29 seconds
Chana Mlotek Sings an Original Tu B'Shvat Song in Yiddish1 minute 13 seconds
Nation Songs from Camp Boiberik's Felker Yontef2 minutes 20 seconds
Connection With YIVO2 minutes 38 seconds
Shabbes at Camp Boiberik1 minute 18 seconds
Importance of Folklore1 minute 25 seconds
An Original Rosh Hashanah Song in Yiddish1 minute 7 seconds
Holiday Songs from Camp Boiberik1 minute 52 seconds
Pesach Seder2 minutes 4 seconds
Questions From Readers4 minutes 37 seconds
More information about this oral history
Themes in this oral history:
- Chana Mlotek, YIVO
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish teaching
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Yiddish speaker
- Yiddish scene
- Career and Professional Life
- Jewish professions
- Summer camp
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