Max Solomon Presents <ul><ul><li>Yiddish Culture in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Europe </li></ul></ul>
Poland <ul><li>My Great-Grandmother, Dina, was born in a shtetl near Lodz, Poland in 1911 </li></ul><ul><li>She left Polan...
Where is Poland? <ul><li>Poland is located in Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>The borders of Poland have changed many tim...
The Shtetl <ul><li>“ Shtetl” means “little town,” and generally is used to refer to a small town or village with a large J...
My Great-Grandmother in Poland <ul><li>This is a picture of my Great-Grandmother when she was 6 years old </li></ul><ul><l...
Ellis Island <ul><li>When my Great-Grandmother came to America, she came in through Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><li>Ellis I...
Ellis Island (cont.) <ul><li>The immigrants who had first or second class cabins on the steamships underwent medical and l...
My Great-Grandmother in America <ul><li>My Great-Grandmother settled in Chicago, Illinois when she came to the United Stat...
Language <ul><li>Polish is the main language spoken in Poland today </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 1900’s many Eastern Eur...
The Yiddish Alphabet
What Does Yiddish Sound Like? <ul><ul><li>At the fireplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Yiddish Translation) </li></ul></ul...
Klezmer Music <ul><li>Klezmer is a type of traditional Jewish music that has its roots in Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li...
Klezmer Music
Modern Klezmer Music <ul><li>Klezmer is experiencing a resurgence of popularity today </li></ul><ul><li>Klezmer can be pla...
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Max solomon yiddish culture in eastern europe - revised

  1. 1. Max Solomon Presents <ul><ul><li>Yiddish Culture in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Europe </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Poland <ul><li>My Great-Grandmother, Dina, was born in a shtetl near Lodz, Poland in 1911 </li></ul><ul><li>She left Poland in 1917 to come to America </li></ul><ul><li>She travelled to America on a boat </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is Poland? <ul><li>Poland is located in Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>The borders of Poland have changed many times over the years as a result of wars in Europe </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Shtetl <ul><li>“ Shtetl” means “little town,” and generally is used to refer to a small town or village with a large Jewish population in Eastern or Central Europe before World War II </li></ul>Early 20 th Century postcard showing a typical shtetl street scene in Poland A more modern picture of a typical shtetl street
  5. 5. My Great-Grandmother in Poland <ul><li>This is a picture of my Great-Grandmother when she was 6 years old </li></ul><ul><li>The people with her are her two older brothers and her mother </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ellis Island <ul><li>When my Great-Grandmother came to America, she came in through Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><li>Ellis Island is located in New York Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1880 and 1930, about 20 million immigrants entered America through Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellis Island between </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1900 and 1910 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Ellis Island (cont.) <ul><li>The immigrants who had first or second class cabins on the steamships underwent medical and legal inspections on the boats </li></ul><ul><li>The poorest passengers, who travelled to America in third class (also called “steerage”) were examined in Ellis Island’s Great Hall </li></ul>The Great Hall at Ellis Island before 1916
  8. 8. My Great-Grandmother in America <ul><li>My Great-Grandmother settled in Chicago, Illinois when she came to the United States This is a picture of my Great-Grandmother holding her younger brother </li></ul>
  9. 9. Language <ul><li>Polish is the main language spoken in Poland today </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 1900’s many Eastern European Jews spoke Yiddish </li></ul><ul><li>Poland is near Germany </li></ul><ul><li>My Great-Grandmother spoke Polish, Yiddish and English, and also understood German </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Yiddish Alphabet
  11. 11. What Does Yiddish Sound Like? <ul><ul><li>At the fireplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Yiddish Translation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At the fireplace a little fire burns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And in the room it's warm. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And the Rabbi teaches little children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the aleph-bet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See you children-dear, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remember dear, what you're learning here. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say once again, and then once again, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Komets-alef: o!“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children, learn with happiness, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn the aleph-bet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lucky is the Jew who knows the Torah. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the aleph-bet. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Klezmer Music <ul><li>Klezmer is a type of traditional Jewish music that has its roots in Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Klezmer bands usually include violins, clarinets, trumpets and drums, but other instruments may also be played in a Klezmer band </li></ul>
  13. 13. Klezmer Music
  14. 14. Modern Klezmer Music <ul><li>Klezmer is experiencing a resurgence of popularity today </li></ul><ul><li>Klezmer can be played by children and adults </li></ul><ul><li>My dad played in the adult band of the Westchester Klezmer Program </li></ul>
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