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0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Stories from Leela's Family's Life in Eastern Europe

Keywords: 1900s; 1910s; 1930s; 1950s; black market; communism; Eastern Europe; family history; Grębów; Grembov; Grembow; Holocaust; Holocaust documentaries; Holocaust survivor; Jewish soliders; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Odessa; Poland; Polish army; Polish Jews; Red Army; Russia; Russian Jews; Sambir; Sambor; Shoah; socialism; Stalinism; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish language

8:08 - Learning Her Family's History as Holocaust Survivors and Experiencing Their Trauma

Keywords: 1980s; childhood; emigration; family history; France; grandparents; Holocaust trauma; immigration; migration; Paris; Poland; Polish language; PTSD; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

17:24 - Growing Up in a Leftist, Secular Jewish Home in Manhattan

Keywords: American Jews; Americanization; Chanukah; Christmas; cultural Jews; Hanukkah; humanitarianism; Jewish identity; Jewish professions; khanike; left-wing Jews; leftist Jews; liberalism; Manhattan; New York; New York City; progressivism; secular Jews; Shabbos; Yiddish language; Yiddish speakers; Yom Kippur

24:20 - Leela's Academic and Social Experiences in Art School

Keywords: art school; cartoonist; cartoons; college; comics; education; Jewish artists; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; Massachusetts College of Art; self-education; university

26:37 - Exploring Her Family's Trauma through Her Comics 29:04 - The Influence of Yiddish on Leela's Life and in Her Comics

Keywords: Arabic language; cartoonist; comics; German language; Hebrew language; Jewish artists; multilingualism; transmission of culture; transmission of language; Unterzakhn; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish English; Yiddish in academia; Yiddish language; Yiddish syntax

34:57 - "Putting on an Ancestor's Moth-Eaten Old Coat": Leela's Experiences Taking a Yiddish Class

Keywords: academia; college; cultural transmission; New York University; NYU; university; Yiddish education; Yiddish immersion program; Yiddish language

36:14 - Transmission of Disappearing Languages and the Place of Yiddish Culture in American Entertainment

Keywords: "Mad" magazine; American entertainment industry; Chasidic community; Chasidic Yiddish; Chassidic community; Chassidic Yiddish; disappearing languages; France; Hasidic community; Hasidic Yiddish; Hassidic community; Hassidic Yiddish; Ladino; transmission of language; Yiddish culture; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish humor; Yiddish in American culture; Yiddish language

41:35 - Comics as a Method of Transmission of Yiddish

Keywords: "Mad" magazine; cartoonist; cartoons; comic books; comics; English language; graphic novels; Jewish art; Jewish-non-Jewish relations; literature in translation; transmission of Yiddish; Yiddish culture; Yiddish in translation; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish names

47:14 - The Connections Between the Jewish Community and Comics

Keywords: American culture; American entertainment industry; cartoonist; comics; Harvey Kurtzman; Jack Kirby; Jewish artists; Jewish cartoonists; Stan Lee

49:13 - Leela's Family's Relationship to Art and Being Artists

Keywords: art in Jewish families; dance; immigrant experiences; immigrant families; immigration; Jewish art; Jewish cultural norms; Jewish immigrants; migration; music

51:52 - The Colorful Nature of the Yiddish Language