In its heyday in the 1930s, Yiddish
radio flourished across America. Thirty stations in New York alone aired
Jewish programming: advice shows, variety shows, man-on-the-street-interviews,
news programs, music and game shows in both Yiddish and English. The programs
in this collection afford us a snap-shot of American Jewish life in the 1930s
and 40s -- the collision of Yiddish and American cultures, the dawning reality
of the genocide occurring across the ocean, the day-to-day lives of immigrants
struggling to make it in a new land.
programs are brought to you by the Yiddish
Radio Project and the Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture.
We offer programs from New York Yiddish radio from the 1940s as
well as Miami Yiddish radio from the 1960s.