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Miriam Forman's Oral History
Miriam Forman, daughter of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 30, 2013 in New York City.
This interview was conducted in English.
Miriam Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936.
Video highlights from this oral history
“We’re Not Going Here at All - Ever!”: A Secular Child’s Shocked Reaction to a Shul1 minute 43 seconds
“He Was The Light Of My Life”: My Relationship With My Father, Writer Solomon Simon1 minute 2 seconds
“Quite Prophetic”: Solomon Simon's Ambivalence towards Zionism3 minutes 5 seconds
“The Heymishness of It”: Yiddish as the Language of Emotional Home1 minute 45 seconds
Being 'Dr. Simon's Daughter'2 minutes 3 seconds
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