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.

"My Mom was Singing Yiddish Song in the Concentration Camp": Lin Jaldati's Yiddish Songs

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Jalda Rebling—Renewal Cantor and Yiddish performer—discusses how her mother, Yiddish performer Lin Jaldati, sang while a prisoner in concentration camps. Immediately after the Holocaust and World War Two, Lin with her husband began performing as well as collecting Yiddish songs from people in refugee camps.

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

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.