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 Picture of Mary: A Jewish Child in Bucharest Kindergartens
Anabella, Yiddish actress, recalls her brief experience in a Christian kindergarten and the transition to a Hebrew kindergarten in Bucharest.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anabella.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Anabella was born in Czernowitz. Anabella died in 2019.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Accidental Yiddish in the Streets: Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Bucharest
1 min 9 sec
Slide 1 of 4
Anabella Recites an Excerpt of the Beys-oylem (Cemetery) Scene from The Dybbuk from Memory
2 min 13 sec
Slide 2 of 4