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.
Sonia (Surele) Kramer's Oral History
Sonia (Surele) Kramer, Brazilian Yiddish speaker and professor of childhood pedagogy, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 17, 2017 at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York.
This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.
Sonia (Surele) Kramer was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1953.
Artifacts related to this oral history
Resister, Sobreviver, e Viver para contar o Holocausto
Szyja and Tauba portrait
Sholem Aleichem Class Portrait
Scholem Aleichem Class Photo Rio de Janeiro
Scholem Aleichem 1962 Class Photo
Scholem Aleichem Theater Group
Rio de Janeiro Yiddish Class
Jewish Studies Class Photo
Jewish Studies Class Group Photo
Jewish Studio Class Photo 2
Ot Azoy Photos 1
Ot Azoy Photos 2
Ot Azoy Photos 3
Curso Trajetorias Judaica No Rio de Janeiro Books
Curso Trajetorias Judaicas No Rio de Janeiro Info Card from Rio Art Museum
Curso Trajetorias Judaicas No Rio de Janeiro Info Card from Rio Art Museum 2
Associacao Scholem Aleichem Sonia Kramer Site
Yidish Vokh Photo
Viver Yiddish Photos 1
Viver Yiddish Photos 2
Resist, Survive and Live to Tell About the Holocaust Essay by Sonia Kramer
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Coming back to Yiddish
- Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish
- Yiddish speaker
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Jewish education
- Eastern Europe
- Latin America
- Youth group
- Summer camp
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