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0:17 - Introduction 0:39 - August's Family Background in Poland

Keywords: 1910s; America; family background; family history; heritage; immigration; Israel; Jerusalem; Maymudes; migration; Orthodox; Ostrawa; Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland; roots; temple; U.S.; United States; US; USA; World War 1; World War I; WW1; WWI

9:08 - Life in Pre-War Ostrawa, Poland

Keywords: Ostrawa; Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland; patch maker; poverty; tailor

12:25 - The Thirty-Year Estrangement Between August's Father and Grandfather

Keywords: family stories; religion; Sabbath; Shabbat; Shabbos; Shabes; tradition; writer; writing

17:31 - August Describes Life in His Childhood Home

Keywords: childhood; Jewish holidays; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; poetry; secular; secularism; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

21:20 - The Languages Spoken in August's Childhood Home 23:04 - The Political Atmosphere in August's Home

Keywords: Bund; Bundism; Bundist; communism; communist; Karl Marx; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; political activism; political involvement

25:54 - August's Exposure to Yiddish Literature Growing Up

Keywords: books; childhood; I.B. Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Itskhok Bashevis Zinger; Jewish culture; Yiddish culture; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writers

29:42 - August Recalls His Father's Love of the Biblical Prophets 32:03 - August's Father's Yiddish Teaching Career

Keywords: "Morgen Freiheit"; "Morgn-Frayhayt"; "Morgn-Freiheit"; Arbeter Ring; furrier; garment maker; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; newspaper; shule; Workmen's Circle; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish teaching

40:46 - August's Family's Awareness of World War II

Keywords: American army; American war effort; draft; Germany army; paper drive; Pearl Harbor; Russia; Russian army; U.S. harbor; United States; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

43:33 - Growing Up in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles

Keywords: Boyle Heights; California; childhood; Jewish community; L.A.; LA; Los Angeles, California; suburbs

46:35 - August's Father's Involvement in the Jewish People's Fraternal Order

Keywords: chicken farm; International Workers Organization; IWO; Jewish People's Fraternal Order; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; Morgen Freiheit; Morgn-Frayhayt; Morgn-Freiheit; New York City, New York; writer; writing

51:37 - Post-War Persecution of Progressives and Communists in the United States

Keywords: 1940s; 1950s; communism; Communist party; FBI; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Jack B. Tenney; Los Angeles Un-American Committee

56:59 - August Discusses the Yiddish Organizations in Los Angeles

Keywords: Arbeter Ring; California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language; CIYCL; International Workers Organization; IWO; Jewish People's Fraternal Order; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; Sholem Community Organization; Workmen's Circle; Yiddishkayt L.A.

65:42 - The Role of Yiddish in Today's L.A. Jewish Community

Keywords: Arbeter Ring; California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language; CIYCL; Hebrew language; Israel; Jewish community; Jewish People's Fraternal Order; Jewish Symphony Orchestra; JPFO; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; Workmen's Circle; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish teaching

69:45 - Transmitting Jewish Culture to Younger Generations

Keywords: Hebrew school; heritage; Israel; Jewish culture; roots; Sunday school; transmission; Yiddish in academia; Yiddish language

73:55 - August's Involvement in Camp Kinderland 76:12 - August Discusses the Yablon Cultural Foundation in Los Angeles

Keywords: 1990s; 2000s; L.A.; Los Angeles, California; Misha Yablon; Sonia Yablon; Yablon Cultural Foundation; Yiddish organization

81:14 - August's Thoughts on the Future of Yiddish in the United States

Keywords: American Jewry; Hebrew; Jewish community; U.S.; United States; US; USA; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language

83:09 - August's Identity as an Atheist Jew

Keywords: atheism; Birobidzhan; humor; Jewish identity; jewish joke; Judaism; Ladino; language; Yiddish language

88:32 - August's Advice to Future Generations
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