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0:00 - Introduction 0:42 - Marvin's Family Background

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Arbeter Ring; father; garment workers; geese; great-grandfathers; great-grandmother; great-grandparents; I.B. Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Itskhok Bashevis Zinger; Itsye Mordkhe Schaechter; labor movement; labor union movement; Litvish Yiddish language; melamed; Mordche Schaechter; Mordechai Schaechter; Mordekhai Shekhṭer; Mordkhe Schaechter; mother; Motkhe Schaechter; parents; Pieszyce, Poland; Pietrolesie; Poylish Yiddish language; Praga, Warsaw; tailor; teacher; typhoid fever; Varshah; Varshava; Warsaw, Poland; Warszawa; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle school; Workmen’s Circle; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish language

6:50 - How Marvin's Parents Came to America

Keywords: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; Amalgamated Cooperative Apartment House; Amalgamated Housing Cooperative; aunts; Bundism; chairman; father; garment workers; ILGWU; immigrants; immigration; International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union; leaflets; local union; Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club; Louis Levy; manager; Medem Sanitorium; Modlin Fortress; mother; New York Central Railroad; New York City; New York City, New York; New York Cloak Joint Board; Novi-Dvor; Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland; Ontario, Canada; parents; Paris, France; posters; president; prison; seamstress; tailor; The Bronx, New York; Toronto, Ontario; uncles; Varshah; Varshava; visas; Warsaw, Poland; Warszawa; Yiddish language

13:29 - The Degree of Religious Observance in Marvin's Childhood Home

Keywords: "Das Kapital"; "On the Origin of Species"; Arbeter Ring; atheism; atheists; aunts; Brooklyn, New York; Bundism; Charles Darwin; chedar; cheder; father; Georg Brandes; Guy de Maupassant; Haggada; Haggadah; hagode; Hebrew language; Hebrew school; heder; Jack London; Jewish identity; Jewish observance; Karl Marx; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kheyder; kippah; kosher; labor movement; labor union movement; Leo Tolstoy; mother; New York City; non-observant; non-religious; not kosher; parents; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; Russian literature; school; seder; tailor; The Bronx, New York; traditional religious school; treif; treyf; uncles; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle school; Workmen’s Circle; yarmelke; yarmlke; yarmulke; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature

18:22 - Elements of Jewish Culture in Marvin's Life

Keywords: Arbeter Ring; Brooklyn, New York; Chanukah; congregation; dritn seder; dritn seyder; fir kashes; Four Questions; Haggada; Haggadah; hagode; Hanukkah; High Holidays; Jewish holidays; Jewish identity; khanike; labor movement; labor union movement; mother; New York City; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; Purim; Rosh Hashanah; rosheshone; schul; secular Judaism; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; shul; shule; sukes; Sukkos; Sukkot; synagogue; temple; Third Seder; Waldorf-Astoria; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle school; Workmen’s Circle; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yom Kippur; yom tovim; yomim tobim; yomim tovim; yontef; yontev; yontoyvim

22:59 - Marvin's Childhood Neighborhood

Keywords: "Fraye arbeter shtime"; "Freie arbeiter stimme"; Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; Amalgamated Cooperative Apartment House; Amalgamated Housing Cooperative; anarchism; anarchists; apartment; Bundism; Bundists; communism; communists; Friedrich Fröbel; German language; home; house; kindergarten; neighborhood; political leanings; politics; school; Yiddish language; Zionism; Zionists

28:47 - Marvin's Early School Years

Keywords: "Cukunft"; "Die Zukunft"; "Tsukunft"; Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; Amalgamated Cooperative Apartment House; Amalgamated Housing Cooperative; Arbeter Ring; elementary school; high school; I.B. Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Itskhok Bashevis Zinger; labor movement; labor union movement; Lerer Novak; mitlshul; primary school; public school; shule; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle school; Workmen’s Circle

32:20 - Marvin's Parents' Involvement in Political Causes

Keywords: Bund; Der Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln, un Rusland; father; Feigele Peltel Miedzyrecki; Jewish socialist party; meetings; mother; parents; Shlomo Mendelson; Shloyme Mendelson; socialism; Vladka Meed; Władka Meed

34:51 - Marvin's Interactions with Jewish Refugee Children at His School

Keywords: "They Fought Back"; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Arbeter Ring; Bundism; Bundists; classmates; concentration camps; elementary school; English language; father; gas chambers; German language; Hebraicism; Hebraicists; Holocaust; labor movement; labor union movement; mother; Nazi Germany; Nazis; parents; Polish language; primary school; public school; refugees; resistance; Shoah; shule; students; Workers Circle; Workmen's Circle school; Workmen’s Circle; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish language; Zionism; Zionists

41:07 - How Marvin Learned about the Yiddish Dialect Spoken by His Wife's Family 45:03 - Marvin Talks about the Bund's Values

Keywords: Bolsheviks; Bolshevism; bravery; Bund; Bundism; Bundists; civil rights; communism; Der Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln, un Rusland; Diaspora; doikayt; doikeyt; doykayt; galut; galuth; goles; hereness; honesty; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Joseph Stalin; mother; pride; social democracy; social justice; socialism; socialists; Trotskyism; Trotskyites; values; Vladimir Lenin; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Zionism; Zionists

50:47 - Marvin's Thoughts on Modern Israel in Relation to Bundism

Keywords: Histadrut; Israel; Israeli Labor Party; Israeli–Palestinian conflict; Jerusalem; King David Hotel; Labor Zionism; Labor Zionists; Menachem Begin; terrorism; two-state solution

53:45 - How Marvin Became a Yiddish Teacher and Textbook Author

Keywords: "College Yiddish"; "Learning Yiddish in Easy Stages"; academia; American Jewish literature; Bundism; Bundists; CD; college; English professor; Hebrew language; Japanese language; Jewish Studies; Judaism; Kathy Kohner Zuckerman; Kathy Zuckerman; Los Angeles Valley College; Los Angeles, California; Marion Herbst; transliteration; university; Uriel Weinreich; wife; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish primer; Yiddish songs; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Zev Garber; Zionism; Zionists

60:47 - Marvin's Yiddish Students at Los Angeles Valley College, California

Keywords: college; English Department; Israelis; Jewish Studies Department; Los Angeles Valley College; Los Angeles, California; professors; retirement; students; teachers; teaching; university; Yiddish classes; Yiddish language

64:04 - Marvin Gives an Overview of Yiddish Organizations in Los Angeles

Keywords: Aaron Paley; Arbeter Ring; California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language; Chasidic; Chasidism; Chassidic; Chassidism; CIYCL; Dan Opatoshu; frum speak; frumspeak; Hasidic; Hasidism; Hassidic; Hassidism; Joseph Opatoshu; LA; Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club; Los Angeles, California; Workers Circle; Workmen’s Circle; Yiddish language; Yiddishkayt LA; Yiddishkayt Los Angeles; Yosef Opatoshu; Yoysef Opatoshu

66:19 - What Marvin Thinks People Should Know about Yiddish Literature

Keywords: Abramowich, Shalom Jacob; anthologies; Di Khalyastre; Holocaust; I.L. Peretz; Inzikhistn; Isaac Leib Peretz; Khaliastra; labor poets; Mendele Mokher Sefarim; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Mendele Moykher-Sforim; Shalom Aleichem; Shalom Rabinovitz; Shoah; Sholem Aleichem; Sholem Aleykhem; Sholem Rabinovich; Sholem Rabinovitch; Sholem Rabinovitsh; Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh; Sholom Rabino; sweatshop poets; translation; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish authors; Yiddish culture; Yiddish journals; Yiddish language; Yiddish literary schools; Yiddish literature; Yiddish periodicals; Yiddish writers; Yitzkhok Leybush Peretz; Yung-Vilne

69:14 - Marvin Compares Attitudes Towards Yiddish in Los Angeles and New York City

Keywords: "Di mishpokhe karnovski (The family Carnovsky)"; "Dray matones (Three gifts)"; "Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Lexicon of Yiddish theatre)"; "Lexicon of Yiddish Theater"; 1950s; Arbeter Ring; Bundism; Bundists; father; I.J. Singer; Irving Place Theatre; Israel Joshua Singer; LA; labor unions; Los Angeles, California; Manhattan, New York; Maurice Schwartz; mother; New York City; parents; Sidor Belarsky; Union Square, Manhattan; Workers Circle; Workmen’s Circle; Yiddish Art Theater; Yiddish language; Yiddish radio; Yiddish songs; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Zalman Zylbercweig; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg; Zalmen Zylbercweig

74:46 - Marvin Shares Anecdotes about Isaac Bashevis Singer

Keywords: "der kuntsnmakher fun lublin (The magician of Lublin)"; "Erotica und rustica (Erotica and rustica)"; "Forverts"; "Jewish Currents"; "Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Lexicon of Yiddish theatre)"; "Lexicon of Yiddish Theater"; "Number Our Days"; "Reader's Digest"; "The Forward"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; "Yiddish Sayings Mama Never Taught You"; Barbara Myerhoff; Camp Ramah in California; folklorists; Gershon Weltman; Henry Miller; I.B. Singer; Ignatz Bernstein; Inzikhistn; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Itskhok Bashevis Zinger; Jacob Gordin; Janet Hadda; Jewish summer camps; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; Kathy Kohner Zuckerman; Kathy Zuckerman; kosher; LA; Los Angeles, California; Ojai, California; PEN Club; proverbs; Ronald Reagan; secular Judaism; socialism; socialists; translation; translators; Varshah; Varshava; Venice, Los Angeles; Warsaw, Poland; Warszawa; wife; Yankev Gordin; Yiddish authors; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish plays; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Yiddish writers; Zalman Zylbercweig; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg; Zalmen Zylbercweig; Zionism; Zionists

86:16 - Marvin Remembers Max Weinreich

Keywords: "Di goldene keyt"; acting; actors; Bundism; Bundists; CCNY; City College of New York; college; Hamilton Heights, Manhattan; I.L. Peretz; Isaac Leib Peretz; Litvish Yiddish language; Manhattan, New York; Max Weinreich; New York City; Regina Weinreich; university; Uriel Weinreich; Wendell Johnson; Yiddish club; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish language; Yitzkhok Leybush Peretz

89:37 - How Marvin Met His Wife, Kathy Kohner Zuckerman

Keywords: "Knife in the Water"; "Life"; "The Languages of a Bilingual Community"; anthropologists; anthropology; bilingualism; Bundism; Bundists; Cal State Northridge; California State University, Northridge; father-in-law; films; Gidget; in-laws; Ingmar Bergman; Joan R. Rayfield; Joan Rayfield; Kathy Kohner Zuckerman; Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman; Kathy Zuckerman; LA; Los Angeles, California; mother-in-law; movies; Northridge, Los Angeles; Uriel Weinreich; Venice, Los Angeles; wife; Yiddish language; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

92:51 - How Marvin and Kathy Raised Their Children

Keywords: "Film ist Dichtung (Film is Poetry)"; "The Bronx Express"; children; David Zuckerman; father; father-in-law; Frederick Kohner; German Jews; German language; Hebrew language; in-laws; Israel; Kathy Kohner Zuckerman; Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman; Kathy Zuckerman; LA; Los Angeles California; Miracle Mile, Los Angeles; mother; mother-in-law; Osip Dymov; parents; Phil Zuckerman; Philip Zuckerman; Russian language; sociologist; sons; wife; Yiddish language

96:52 - Marvin's Thoughts on the Future of Yiddish

Keywords: "Der morgen-zhurnal"; "Der Tog"; "Forverts"; "Freiheit"; "Morgen-zhurnal"; "Morgn Freiheit"; "Morgn-frayhayt"; "The Day"; "The Forward"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Morning Journal"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; Aaron Lansky; Amherst, Massachusetts; Chasidic; Chasidism; Chassidic; Chassidism; English language; frum speak; frumspeak; grammar; Hasidic; Hasidism; Hassidic; Hassidism; Israel; LA; Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club; Los Angeles, California; mother; Orthodox Jews; Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish journals; Yiddish language; Yiddish newspapers; Yiddish writers

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