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

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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.