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Leela Corman's Oral History
Leela Corman, graphic artist, was interviewed by Danielle Winter on June 16, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in English.
Leela Corman was born in 1972 in Massachusetts .
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Video highlights from this oral history
"In Some Ways I'm Just Faking It": Behind Details of Leela Corman's Unterzakhn2 minutes 21 seconds
Jews and Cartoons: Leela Corman Reflects2 minutes 5 seconds
"Who Your People Are Shifts": The Multifaceted Nature of American Identity1 minute 56 seconds
Absorbing Trauma by Osmosis: Holocaust Memory Across Generations5 minutes 30 seconds
The Last Vestige of Yiddish For Me3 minutes 3 seconds
Exploring My Family's History In My Art2 minutes 31 seconds
My Grandfather's Story of Survival4 minutes 29 seconds
More information about this oral history
Themes in this oral history:
- New York City, New York, World War II, 1960s,
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
- Family history
- stories about ancestors
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Career and Professional Life
- World War Two
- Old Country
- Visual Arts
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