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.
Ed Colker's Oral History
Ed Colker, artist, designer, and teacher, was interviewed by Nina Pick on June 26, 2017 in Mt. Kisco, New York.
This interview was conducted in English.
Ed Colker was born in 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
More information about this oral history
- Family history
- stories about ancestors
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish teaching
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish
- Visual Arts
- Yiddish scene
- Yiddish speaker
- Career and Professional Life
- Jewish professions
- World War Two
- Jewish education
- children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities
- Beyond the Books
- Yiddish personalities
- Jewish community
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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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