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.
Dan Opatoshu's Oral History
Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Joseph (Yosef) Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
This interview was conducted in English.
Dan Opatoshu was born in 1947.
Video highlights from this oral history
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish scene
- Yiddish speaker
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Family traditions
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- United States
- Politics and political movements
- Cultural transmission
- Descendants of Yiddish personalities
- Beyond the Books
- Yiddish personalities
- Jewish community
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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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