Modern Yiddish Culture
November 3, 2011
In 1945 at the age of seven, Henry Kellerman began to perform, in Yiddish, at Yiddish shulas, reading circles, and at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan Center, and the Waldorf Astoria. Kellerman’s talk is based on his 1,200 page archive, housed at the Yiddish Book Center. Archival clips will provide a chronicle of Yiddish culture in the last half of the 20th-century.