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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Was Good to Be On His Good Side...In Case": Lighting the Shabbes Candles
1 min 11 sec
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