The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Jews in the Vakhtangov Theater

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Andrei Malaev-Babel, theater actor and director, remembers the numerous Jewish actors of the renowned Vakhtangov Theater, including some of the company's original actors.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Andrei Malaev-Babel.

This excerpt is in English.

Andrei Malaev-Babel was born in Moscow, Russia.