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.
Accidental Yiddish in the Streets: Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Bucharest
Anabella, Yiddish actress, remembers how entrenched the Yiddish language was in her childhood in Bucharest, Rumania.
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
Anabella Recites an Excerpt of the Beys-oylem (Cemetery) Scene from The Dybbuk from Memory
2 min 13 sec
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