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0:04 - Introduction 0:23 - Growing Up in a Jewish Household in Los Angeles, California

Keywords: bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; brothers; chain migrations; Chanukah; East Coast; garment industry; grandparents; Hanukkah; Hebrew schools; Hebrew teachers; immigrants; immigration; Jewish community; Jewish culture; Jewish holidays; Jewish home life; Jewish households; Jewish music; Jewish neighborhoods; Jewishness; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; khanike; kosher home; labor movement; laborers; Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; parents; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; professions; religious observance; research interests; rituals; secular Judaism; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; suburbs; textile factories; truck drivers; unions; Yiddish music

2:53 - Undergraduate Studies and Studying Abroad in Russia

Keywords: academia; academics; chemical engineering; Cold War; Columbia University; Eastern European Jews; family interviews; German language; graduate schools; graduate studies; grandfather; grandmother; grandparents; Hebrew language; Hillel; humanities; Jewish culture; Jewish history; Jewish identity; Jewish social organizations; Jewish studies; language learning; Leningrad, Russia; oral history; organized Jewish life; research interests; Russian history; Russian language; social sciences; Soviet Union; St. Petersburg, Russia; student exchange programs; summer programs; Ukraine; undergraduate education; University of California, Berkeley; Uriel Weinreich Yiddish Summer Program; USSR; Yiddish accent; Yiddish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish phrases; Yiddishists; YIVO summer program; Young Israel; zumer-program

7:10 - David's Introduction to Studying Yiddish Language

Keywords: American culture; archival documents; assimilation; bobe; bubbie; correspondence; family history; German language; grandmother; Hebrew language; Jewish identity; language learning; letters; nostalgia; Old Country; Old World; personal relationships; research methods; Russian language; sentimentality; Yiddish classes; Yiddish culture; Yiddish education; Yiddish identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish programs

10:05 - Teaching Yiddish in Various Educational Contexts

Keywords: anti-Zionism; anti-Zionists; Berkeley, California; cultural history; cultural identity; elective classes; family history; graduate students; graduate studies; grandparents; Holocaust survivors; Israeli culture; Jewish communities; Jewish culture; Jewish day schools; Jewish high schools; Jewish identity; language classes; Los Angeles, California; nostalgia; political identity; reading groups; teaching; translations; University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Denver; Yiddish classes; Yiddish educators; Yiddish history; Yiddish language; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish students; Yiddish teachers; Yiddish textbooks; Yiddish translators

15:56 - Teaching Jewish and Non-Jewish Students about Yiddish Culture

Keywords: "History of Yiddish Culture"; "Intro to Jewish Culture"; "Intro to Jewish History"; bobes; bubbies; cultural heritage; cultural knowledge; Denver, Colorado; family history; genealogical research; interfaith marriages; intermarriages; introductory courses; Jewish identity; Jewish students; Jewish traditions; Jewishness; Judaism; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; linguistic knowledge; non-Jewish students; nostalgia; religious observance; Shabbat; Shabbos; shabes; University of Colorado at Boulder; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish radio stations

20:47 - David Speaks About His Research on Judaism and Queerness

Keywords: "Queer Jews"; "Torah Queeries"; divrei Torah; dvar Torah; historians; Jewish history; Jewishness; Judaism; LGBTQ families; postwar period; queer culture; queer families; queer history; queer religious culture; queerness; religious education; religious identity; religious observance; research interests; Russian history; San Francisco, California; schuls; shuls; synagogues; Talmud; Tanakh; temples; University of California, Berkeley; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish classes; Yiddish culture; Yiddish education

24:55 - David's Current Research on Yiddish Culture in Post-WWII Germany

Keywords: Anne Frank; Auschwitz; Bergen-Belsen; Berlin, Germany; Boulder, Colorado; Bucharest, Romania; cantors; communism; communists; concentration camps; conceptual artists; contemporary Jewish life; counterculture movement; Dutch Jews; East Germany; GDR; genocide; German Democratic Republic; historians; historical research; Holocaust memory; Jewish photographers; loft apartments; Moscow, Russia; neo-Chasidism; neo-Chassidism; neo-Hasidism; neo-Hassidism; Otto Frank; postwar period; religious observance; Renewal Judaism movement; Soviet Jews; Soviet photography; Soviet Union; spiritual leaders; spirituality; storytelling; theater troupes; theatre troupes; USSR; Warsaw, Poland; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish actresses; Yiddish cultural festivals; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre

29:10 - The Threads Connecting David's Various Research Projects

Keywords: American Army; bystanders; Cold War; communism; communists; concentration camps; cultural heritage; cultural history; East Germany; Eastern European Jews; German Jews; Holocaust; Israeli government; Jewish cultural life; Jewish history; Jewish photographers; Joseph Stalin; liberators; Moscow, Russia; perpetrators; research interests; research projects; Russian history; Russian Jews; Russian language; Soviet Union; U.S. Army; US Army; USSR; victims; war photographers; Yiddish culture

33:23 - How Yiddish Ties David's Interests Together

Keywords: "Eynikayt"; "God of Vengeance"; "Shvaygn = Toyt (Silence = Death)"; "Unity"; ACT UP; AIDS; genocide; Holocaust history; Holocaust memory; identity politics; intersectionality; Jewish journalists; Jewish photographers; Jewish writers; Klezmatics; left-wing politics; leftist politics; leftists; lesbians; LGBTQ community; linguistic assimilation; Naomi Seidman; Nazi Germany; Nazis; queer Jewish culture; queer Jews; queer politics; queer Yiddish culture; queer Yiddish performances; queerness; research interests; research projects; Ronald Reagan; Russian Jews; Russian language; Russian photographers; Russian press; spoken Yiddish; Tel Aviv, Israel; Warren Hoffman; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish language; Yiddish phrases; Yiddish press; Yiddish publications

37:54 - David's Involvement with the Yiddish Book Center's Summer Program

Keywords: academic programs; Amherst, Massachusetts; education directors; internship programs; lecturers; National Yiddish Book Center; paid internships; Rob Adler Peckerar; Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; student workers; University of California, Berkeley; urban culture; Uriel Weinreich Yiddish Summer Program; Yiddish books; Yiddish culture; Yiddish education; Yiddish educators; Yiddish literature; Yiddish students; Yiddish summer programs; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; YIVO summer program; zumer-program

41:30 - Changes in David's Summer Program Lectures Over Time

Keywords: "History of Yiddish Culture"; American universities; faculty members; graduate students; international students; Jewish studies; Lower East Side; National Yiddish Book Center; New York, New York; Rivke Margolis; Shalom Aleichem; Sholem Aleichem; Sholem Aleykhem; Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; University of Colorado at Boulder; Yiddish classes; Yiddish culture; Yiddish education; Yiddish literature; Yiddish studies; Yiddish summer programs; Yiddish writers

44:19 - Words of Advice for Students of Yiddish

Keywords: "Der emes"; "Di varhayt"; "The Truth"; communist newspapers; critical thinking skills; cultural heritage; family history; Jewish history; language learning; Soviet Union; Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; USSR; Yiddish educators; Yiddish language; Yiddish newspapers; Yiddish phrases; Yiddish press; Yiddish professors; Yiddish students; Yiddish summer programs

47:05 - Closing Anecdotes about the Yiddish Club of Moscow

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; bomb scares; Chechen War; Chechnya, Russia; David Bergelson; dissertation research; Dovid Bergelson; faculty members; I.L. Peretz; Isaac Leib Peretz; Jewish history; Jewish life; Jewish studies; Jewish theater; Jewish theatre; linguistic acculturation; linguistic assimilation; Moscow, Russian; Perets Markish; Peretz Markish; Russian language; Russian literature; Shalom Aleichem; Shalom Theatre; Sholem Aleichem; Sholem Aleykhem; Soviet Union; translating; translations; translators; USSR; Vladimir Putin; Yiddish Club of Moscow; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writers; Yitzkhok Leybush Peretz