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Bergen-Belsen Diary: 1945, with Translator Profile by Emma Garman

Bergen-Belsen Diary: 1945

By Chava Rosenfarb, with Translator Profile by Emma Garman

Part of Pakn Treger articles

Chava Rosenfarb's Recreation of Her First Poems, Originally Destroyed by Nazis

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes her mother's path to publishing her first book of poems, from writing them in the Lodz Ghetto, seeing them destroyed by Nazis, and rewriting and memorizing them in secret in th...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"I Feel a Connection to You"

by Blume Lempel and Chava Rosenfarb, translated by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Part of Pakn Treger articles

Parents' Experiences in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes her parents' experiences as teenagers in the Lodz Ghetto, their deportation to Auschwitz, and their experiences following the camp's liberation.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Throwing My Mother's Yiddish Writing Down the Incinerator as a Child

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes the experience of having a writer as a mother, including wanting more attention from her and throwing her writing down the incinerator out of frustration.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Interactions with Yiddish Writers in My Childhood

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, names some of the writers who came to her parents' house when she was a child and describes some of her interactions with them.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Goldie Morgentaler

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 21, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2016-07-21

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Setting Yiddish Poetry to Music

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, describes the process that led him to his album "Tur Malka," if which he sets Yiddish poetry to music. He recalls how he found the poetry of Chava Rosenfarb, and his surprise at receiving a grant a...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"They Had No Sense That It Was a Language": American Jews' Dismissive Attitude Towards Yiddish

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes the shock she experienced when she went to university in the United States and experienced the condescending and dismissive attitudes of her professors towards Yiddish.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Getting a Job Teaching Yiddish by Knowing How to Say "Orange"

Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, discusses how her relationship to Yiddish has changed over her lifetime, and shares the story of being hired as a Yiddish teacher at NYU simply because she knew the word for "orange" in ...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Chava Rosenfarb

A collection of resources about Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb

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Reading Resources for Chava Rosenfarb's Survivors

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Essays, oral histories, audio recordings, and more resources about one of the most important Yiddish novelists of the post-War period

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Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

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Yiddish Women Playwrights Festival

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

Henri Oppenheim

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2016-08-18

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Reading To Forget the Hunger in the Ghetto

Jack Lewin—Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles—explains how reading Yiddish and Polish books helped him endure the starvation in the Lodz ghetto.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Jack Lewin

Jack Lewin, Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

2013-10-16

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

A Diverse and Public Community: A Unique Jewish Community in Montreal

Anna Fishman Gonshor, Faculty Lecturer of Yiddish Studies at McGill University and Montreal-based Yiddish activist, reflects upon what she thinks makes the Jewish community in Montreal unique, and talks about the prominent Jewish figures who have be...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish Writer Chava Rosenfarb in London in the 1940s

Survivors: Reading Resources

Chava Rosenfarb was one of the most important post-War Yiddish authors. Learn about her life and work and hear her tell her own story

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Celebrating Yiddish Women Writers

Items from our collections highlighting the voices of Yiddish women writers

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