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.

The Uniqueness of Yiddish Theatre

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Diane Cypkin, professor at Pace University and performer, remembers how during her production of a Yiddish play the audience began singing the lyrics to the the Jewish folk melody that accompanied a scene change.

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.