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.

Anabella Recites an Excerpt of the Beys-oylem (Cemetery) Scene from The Dybbuk from Memory

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  • Anabella, Yiddish actress, recites a famous scene from her role as Leah in a stage production of S. An-sky's famous play, The Dybbuk.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anabella.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Anabella was born in Czernowitz. Anabella, z"l, died in 2019.

This interview is part of the series.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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