The Yiddish Book Center's
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
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.
Video highlights from this oral history
Getting to Know a New Side of My Mother, Chava Rosenfarb, Through Translating Her Works
5 min 10 sec
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Chava Rosenfarb's Observant Grandparents' Reactions to Their Daughter Becoming An Atheist Bundist
2 min 3 sec
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"They Had No Sense That It Was a Language": American Jews' Dismissive Attitude Towards Yiddish
2 min 45 sec
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Chava Rosenfarb's Talent for Painting, Murals, Sculpture, and Tapestry-Making
2 min 6 sec
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Chava Rosenfarb's Recreation of Her First Poems, Originally Destroyed by Nazis
3 min 56 sec
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