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.

“Above the Town”: A Yiddish-Norwegian Cabaret

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Bente Kahan, Jewish-Norwegian performing artist, on the Yiddish-Norwegian Cabaret in 1983 that brought her back to the theater.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bente Kahan.

This excerpt is in English.

Bente Kahan was born in Oslo, Norway in 1958.