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.

Growing up Among Sholem Aleichem-esque Characters in Bucharest

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Anabella, Yiddish actress, describes her childhood growing up around what she describes as Sholem Aleichem-esque characters whom she would later play renditions of on stage.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anabella.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Anabella was born in Czernowitz. Anabella died in 2019.