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0:00 - Introduction 0:36 - Eugene Describes His Family Background and His Father's Early Life

Keywords: 1910s; 1920s; America; carpenter; chedar; cheder; Detroit, Michigan; Eastern European Jewry; Eastern European life; family background; family history; father; Ford Motor Company; grandparents; gymnasium; Hebrew books; Hebrew language; Hebrew publishing; heder; high school education; immigrants; immigration; Jewish books; Jewish publishing; kheyder; Kiev, Ukraine; mother; Old Country; Old World; Pale of Settlement; parents; Russian language; shtetel; shtetl (small Eastern European town with a Jewish community); Toporiv, Ukraine; Toporov; Toporów; traditional religious school; U.S.; United States; US; World War 1; World War I; WW1; WWI; Yiddish books; Yiddish language; Yiddish publishing; Zhitomir, Ukraine; Zhytomyr, Ukraine

6:09 - Eugene Discusses His Mother's Background and Early Life

Keywords: "Everything Is Illuminated" book; 1910s; 1920s; ancestry; Bucharest, Romania; Detroit, Michigan; family background; family history; folk cures; folk medicine; folk traditions; folklore; grandmother; guggle-muggle; Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; heritage tourism; heritage travel; HIAS; immigrants; immigration; Jonathan Safran Foer; Judaism; mother; National Yiddish Book Center LiteraTour; Petliuras; pogroms; roots; shtetel; shtetl; Symon Petliura; Toporiv, Ukraine; Toporov; Toporów

15:07 - Eugene Describes the Jewish Neighborhood in Detroit

Keywords: "Forverts (The Forward)"; "The Forward"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; adolescence; candy store; childhood; Cukunft; Der morgen-zhurnal; Der Tog; Detroit, Michigan; English language; English speakers; father; Freiheit; high school; jobs; kosher shops; Leiberman's Delicatessen; Morgn Freiheit; Morgn-Frayhayt; mother; parents; public schools; synagogues; teenage years; The Day; The Morgen Freiheit; The Morning Journal; Tsukunft; Yiddish language; Yiddish newspapers; Yiddish speakers; Zukunft

23:23 - The Yiddish Cultural Environment of Eugene's Childhood

Keywords: 1930s; brother; childhood home; family; father; immigrants; Jewish community; Judaism; mother; Oneg Shabbat; Oyneg Shabes; parents; Shabbos; shabes; Sholem Aleichem Institute; siblings; sister; Yiddish cultural organization; Yiddish culture; Yiddish poetry; Yiddish songs

30:12 - Reading Yiddish Newspapers and Participating in Cultural Events

Keywords: "Forverts (The Forward)"; "The Forward"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; America; American citizens; American citizenship; Belle Isle, Detroit; Cukunft; Der Arbeter Ring; Der morgen-zhurnal; Der Tog; Detroit River; English language; English speakers; immigrants; newspapers; politics; Sholem Aleichem Institute; The Day; The Morning Journal; Tsukunft; U.S.; United States; US; Workmen's Circle; Yiddish books; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish periodicals; Yiddish speakers; Zukunft

37:58 - The Cultural Atmosphere at the Sholem Aleichem Institute

Keywords: father; Haggada; Haggadah; hagode; JCC; Jewish Community Center; Jewish culture; Jewishness; Judaism; mother; parents; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; seder; Sholem Aleichem Institute; shule (secular Yiddish school); Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

41:31 - Eugene's Family's Connection to Chaim Grade

Keywords: 1950s; Abraham Sutzkever; Avrom Sutzkever; Chaim Grade; Detroit, Michigan; I.L. Peretz; immigrant culture; immigrants; Isaac Leib Peretz; Jewish arts; Jewish community; Jewish culture; Kadia Molodowsky; Kadya Molodowsky; Kadye Molodovski; Littman's Peoples Theatre; Littman's Yiddish Theatre; Shalom Aleichem; Shalom Rabinovitz; Sholem Aleichem; Sholem Aleykhem; Sholem Asch; Sholem Ash; Sholem Rabinovitsh; Sholom Rabino; Yiddish arts; Yiddish authors; Yiddish culture; Yiddish literature; Yiddish theater; Yiddish theatre; Yiddish writers; Yitzhok Leybush Peretz; Yud Lamed Peretz

44:11 - Eugene Remembers How His Parents Modeled Jewish Community

Keywords: adolescence; books; childhood; father; Hadassah; Jewish community; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Jewish organizations; Jewishness; landsmanshaft (association of immigrants originally from the same region); mother; Odessa Progressive Aid Society; parents; reading; Sholem Aleichem Women's Division; teenage years; the Pioneer Women; Yiddish culture; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

46:32 - The Effect of Eugene's Daughter on His Jewish Identity

Keywords: 1960s; children; college education; Congregation Shaarey Zedek; Conservative synagogue; daughter; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Jewish institutions; Jewish life; Jewish organizations; Judaism; law school; marriage; Midtown Detroit; Oak Park, Detroit; Reform synagogue; religious services; Sholem Aleichem Institute; spouse; suburbs; Washington, D.C.; Washington, DC; Wayne State University; wife; Yiddish culture

51:37 - Eugene's First Impressions of the Yiddish Book Center

Keywords: "Pakn treger (Book peddler)"; Aaron Lansky; Amherst, Massachusetts; Eastern European Jewish history; Hampshire College; Jewish culture; Leonard Glick; Mount Holyoke College; National Yiddish Book Center; purim-shpil; Yiddish academia; Yiddish camp; Yiddish culture; Yiddish literature; Yiddishism; Yiddishists; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

58:35 - The Beginning of Eugene's Involvement with the Yiddish Book Center

Keywords: "Detroit Jewish News"; Aaron Lansky; American Jewish Committee; Jewish cultural life; Jewish cultural organizations; Jewish institutions; mother; Mount Holyoke College; National Yiddish Book Center; nostalgia; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speakers; Yiddish translation

66:16 - Eugene Reflects on the Relevance and Value of Yiddish Today

Keywords: "The Railroad Stories"; American Jewish community; American Jewry; Bill Berman; history; Jewish culture; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

71:20 - Eugene Recalls Traveling to His Mother's Village in Ukraine

Keywords: "Everything is Illuminated"; Babi Yar; Babyn Yar; Eastern Europe; family history; heritage tourism; heritage traveling; Jewish culture; Jewish history; Jonathan Safran Foer; Old Country; roots; shtetel; shtetl; synagogue; Toporiv, Ukraine; Toporov; Toporów; Ukrainian Jewry

76:45 - Eugene Discusses the Future of the Yiddish Book Center

Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Bill Berman; future of Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish identity; Jewish organizations; National Yiddish Book Center; studying Yiddish; technology; Yiddish academia; Yiddish culture; Yiddish expressions; Yiddish future; Yiddish language; Yiddish organizations; Yiddish sayings; Yiddish speakers