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 Yiddish Burlesque Theater in Toronto

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Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, recounts her brief foray into Yiddish theater, when she performed with the Toronto Peretz shule in a burlesque production.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marlene Hait.

This excerpt is in English.

Marlene Hait was born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany in 1946.