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.
Dorothy Goldstone's Oral History
Dorothy Goldstone, a writer and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on October 10, 2012 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Thanks to Prof. Yerushalmi, Excitement Over Jewish History2 minutes 39 seconds
Learning About the Holocaust at Age 143 minutes 13 seconds
"The Dream of Assimilation:" Shrimp for Kol Nidre, Pizza for Yom Kippur2 minutes 37 seconds
Bathtubs and A Love Child: A Colorful Jewish Family History2 minutes 25 seconds
Hearing Yiddish is "Like Somebody's Wrapping Me in a Blanket and Hugging Me"2 minutes 1 second
A Confusing Experience of Being Jewish within the Assimilationist Atmosphere of the 1950s in the U.S.3 minutes 47 seconds
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