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.

My First Job Performing in Yiddish Theatre

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Diane Cypkin, professor at Pace University and performer, recalls the circumstances that led to her first performing in Yiddish theatre and vaudeville on 2nd Avenue in New York.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Diane Cypkin.

This excerpt is in English.

Diane Cypkin was born in Münich, Germany in 1948.