The Attic

My Life Story Since I Remember

Written by Papa Jake in 1963 in a spiral-bound notebook, along with three additional letters he subsequently wrote. The PDF document (38 MB) is here. Papa Jake wrote phonetically,  so it is helpful to read the the manuscript out loud. In the 1980s, Helane Goldfarb recorded her reading of the material on a cassette recorder. That audio is here (MP3 62 MB). George Goldfarb was also at the table during the recording, and can be heard at various points.

Jacob Goldfarb, 1920