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.
Mildred Berman's Oral History
Mildred Berman, New York native and active volunteer worker, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 10, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida.
This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.
Mildred Berman was born in New York, New York in 1927.
Video highlights from this oral history
My Parent's Glass Store: A Center for Camaraderie and Community in Jewish New York2 minutes 57 seconds
"We Didn't Know!": Growing Up in An Upper Class Neighborhood During The Depression1 minute 25 seconds
"Anybody Needed A Hand, They Got It": Memories of My Father3 minutes
Jewish Traditions as a Mother: Community and Family around Blue Hill Avenue1 minute 39 seconds
The Yiddish Theater: Stuck in Your Head, Then and Now2 minutes 45 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Coming back to Yiddish
- Yiddish speaker
- Immigration and migration
- Old Country
- United States
- Cultural transmission
- Jewish holidays
- Yom Kippur
- Family traditions
- Jewish education
- World War II
- Career and Professional Life
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