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.

"It was a Combination of Yiddish Dances, Music and Song": The Start of Renowned Yiddish Performer Lin Jaldati's Career in a Self-Started Performance Program in 1930s Berlin

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Jalda Rebling—Renewal Cantor and Yiddish performer—remembers how her parents who were both Holocaust survivors first met and worked together to help her mother, the renowned Lin Jaldati, begin a career in Yiddish performance in Berlin in 1938.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jalda Rebling.

This excerpt is in English.