Wexler Oral History Project

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.

Goldie Morgentaler's Oral History

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Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 21, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This interview was conducted in English.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants and Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Lodz, Poland, Chava Rosenfarb, 1930s, 1940s, Bund, mother, daughter, translation,
  • Love
  • Relationships
  • children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities
  • Beyond the Books
  • Politics and political movements
  • Canada
  • Eastern Europe
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Coming back to Yiddish
  • Yiddish scene
  • Yiddish speaker
  • Literature
  • Books
  • Holocaust
  • World War Two
  • Secular
  • Secularism
  • Non-religious

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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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