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.

"On Stage She Was a Powerful Woman": The Internal Struggle of Renowned Yiddish performer Lin Jaldati

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Jalda Rebling—Renewal Cantor and Yiddish performer—remembers how her mother, Lin Jaldati, was a role model for Yiddish revival outwardly as a performer but suffered as a Holocaust survivor, and how that struggle influenced her own Jewish identity as a child.

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.