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0:17 - Introduction 0:35 - Avi Describes His Family Background in Eastern Europe

Keywords: Auschwitz, Poland; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx, New York; Carpathian Mountains; death march; displaced persons camp; DP camp; family background; gulag; Holocaust; Holocaust survivors; Jewish community; labor camp; Lodz, Poland; Lodzh; New York City, New York; shtetel; shtetl; Siberia; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Łódź, Poland

4:50 - The Presence of Yiddish in Avi's Childhood Home

Keywords: childhood home; comedy; English language; Yiddish culture; Yiddish home; Yiddish language; Yiddish music; Yiddish neighborhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Yiddishist

8:05 - Avi's Thoughts on the Establishment of Israel and the Future of Yiddish 11:25 - Yiddish Culture as a Religion, and Avi's Memories of His Family's Passover Seders

Keywords: Bible; Exodus; folklore; Holocaust; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Jewish resistance; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; religion; seder; Torah; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddishist

14:14 - Political and Literary Conversations in Avi's Childhood Home

Keywords: childhood; I.B. Singer; IB Singer; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Itsik Manger; Itzik Manger; Jewish community; literature; Megillah; Michael Burstein; Mike Burstyn; politics; Theodore Bikel; Yiddish community; Yiddish music; Yitskhok Bashevis Zinger

21:23 - The Importance of Creative Expression as a Response to the Holocaust

Keywords: art; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx, New York; creativity; Holocaust; Jewish community; Jewish culture; Jewish education; Jewish history; Jewish holidays; New York City; religion; religious observance; Sholem Aleichem folkshul (secular Yiddish school); World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish school; Yiddishist

28:34 - Avi's Early Experiences with Yiddish Theater

Keywords: acting; actor; child actor; children's play; children's theater; Fiddler on the Roof; Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre; performance; Purim; purim-shpil; Tevye; The Bronx Express; The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene; Yiddish language; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre

37:13 - Avi's Observations on the State of Yiddish Language and Culture 40:46 - Avi's Acting Career in Israel and His Move Back to the U.S.

Keywords: 1970s; Ben Bonus; Hebrew language; Israel; Israeli television; TV; U.S.; United States; US; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre

50:11 - Avi's Perspective on the Status of Yiddish Culture in Israel in the 1970s 56:29 - Avi's Thoughts on the Idea of Cultural Revival 64:34 - The Role of Artists in the Transmission of Yiddish Culture

Keywords: "A Jew Grows in Brooklyn"; "My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner"; "Too Jewish"; artists; Chaim Grade; cultural transmission; National Yiddish Book Center; transmission of culture; Yiddish art; Yiddish culture; Yiddish writers

71:26 - Avi Talks About His Children's Familiarity with Yiddish Culture 74:16 - Avi's Thoughts on the Future of Yiddish and What Will Help It Persist 87:04 - Avi's Closing Reflections and Advice to Future Generations of Artists
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