Janet Pinkowitz, 2013 October 29
Janet Pinkowitz was born to a Chinese mother and a white American father in Chongqing, China. She was raised in Canton, China and Springfield, Massachusetts. Pinkowitz studied music at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and worked as a librarian.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Pinkowitz discusses her family history; Chinese heritage; and marriage to a Jewish American man and their children; impressions of communism in China; cultural preservation in the United States; and passing privilege. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: cbbg.brooklynhistory.org. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.