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.
Patrycja Dolowy's Oral History
Patrycja Dolowy, American-Polish photographer and oral historian, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on July 28, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.
This interview was conducted in Polish and English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Our Family's Special Jewish Customs2 minutes 51 seconds
Tell The Story And Get Out Of The Hideout: Motivation for My Art7 minutes 6 seconds
"It Is A Jewish Thing To Study Something Serious...": Why A Future Photographer Studied Biology1 minute 19 seconds
Who is a Jew? How I Learned I Am Jewish1 minute 54 seconds
Stay or Go? Why Patrycja Dolowy Was Born in Boston, MA3 minutes 41 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Jewish community
- United States
- Eastern Europe
- Jewish holidays
- Jewish education
- World War II
- Career and Professional Life
- Immigration and migration
- Coming back to Yiddish
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish language
- Jewish Identity
- Family histories
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
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