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.
Monty Hall's Oral History
Monty Hall, z"l - media personality, philanthropist and original host of Let's Make a Deal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Walking My Great-grandfather to Shul2 minutes 13 seconds
A Job, A Place to Live, and a Pray Within 24 Hours: Mutual Aid for Jewish Refugees in Winnipeg4 minutes 15 seconds
Monty Hall On Speaking Yiddish in Hollywood2 minutes 35 seconds
A Perfect Stranger Put Me Through College: Monty Hall Tells the Story of Max Freed's Generosity2 minutes 53 seconds
Four Generations, One Bathroom: Monty Hall's Winnipeg Roots2 minutes 14 seconds
"She Was a Combination of Golda Meir and Molly Picon": Monty Hall's Memories of His Mother5 minutes 6 seconds
The Most Important Thing About Being Jewish? "Continuity! ...and Yiddish" Says Monty Hall1 minute 24 seconds
A Passover Story You Couldn't Make Up: Monty Hall Tells A Three-Part Story Spanning Three Countries4 minutes 47 seconds
He Ran His Butcher Shop Like a Floral Shop: Monty Hall Describes His Father1 minute 53 seconds
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