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.
Saul Rubinek's Oral History
Saul Rubinek, actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 29, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
I Did Not Write This Book to Be Exclusionary: Negative Experiences with Second Generation Groups and A Desire to Connect On A Human Level5 minutes 9 seconds
Returning to the Polish Village Where My Parents Survived the Holocaust: Making of So Many Miracles Documentary11 minutes 51 seconds
Saul Rubinek On the Languages of His Youth4 minutes 14 seconds
"It Was the Americans Who Taught Us How to Politicize Our Needs": The Vietnam War and Canadian Theater7 minutes 6 seconds
"I Wasn't Gonna Do a Comedy Routine": Filming The Quarrel in Jewish Dialects8 minutes 27 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish speaker
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- World War II
- Jewish education
- Old Country
- Eastern Europe
- United States
- Cultural transmission
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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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