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.
Eleanor Rothfeld's Oral History
Eleanor Rothfeld, born in Lvov and raised in the United States, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 13th, 2016, in Torrington Connecticut.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Storefronts, Pushcarts, and a Black Man Singing Yiddish Songs: Memories of Orchard Street1 minute 26 seconds
Being and Becoming an American4 minutes 40 seconds
My Parents' Pushcart on Orchard Street1 minute 10 seconds
They Made Fun of Life: Memories of the Yiddish Theater1 minute 42 seconds
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