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.
Edith Schwarz's Oral History
Edith Schwarz, niece of Yiddish poet Kadya Molodowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 19th, 2018, in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Kadia Molodowsky, My Aunt: a Deeply Religious, but Not Observant, Woman2 minutes 1 second
Kadia Molodowsky's View on Yiddishkayt, Religion and Her Disappointment With Israel2 minutes 58 seconds
Kadia Molodowsky's Debate with Edith about Religion and Yiddishkayt2 minutes 14 seconds
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