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.
Joshua Kogan's Oral History
Joshua Kogan, 2016 student of the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2016 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This interview was conducted in Spanish.
Joshua Kogan was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1995.
Artifacts related to this oral history
Jacobo Goldberg - Joshua great-grandfather - bubbie Eva father
Joshua and siblings with bubbie Eva Hanukkah
Joshua with bubbie Eva 2
Joshua with bubbie Eva
Osher Leib Chajfetz - born 1825 Romanovka Russia
young bubbie Eva - seated right - with siblings in Russia
young bubbie Eva
Shorashim - family in Xochimilco
Shorashim project book cover
Shorashim project open book
Bar mitzvah 1
Bar mitzvah 2
bar mitzvah 3
More information about this oral history
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish learning
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- Jewish professions
- Jewish education
- Family traditions
- Jewish holidays
- United States
- Latin America
- Yiddish Book Center
- Jewish community
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