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.
Memories of Jenny Goldstein and the Yiddish Theater
Bernice Mayer, native Yiddish speaker who grew up in the Bronx and worked with Meir Kahane in the Jewish Defense League, describes going to the Yiddish Theatre with her parents and seeing Jenny Goldstein.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bernice Mayer.
This excerpt is in English.
Bernice Mayer was born in Bronx, New York in 1931.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Shlogn Kapores: A Young Child's First Encounter with the Erev Yom Kippur Ritual
1 min 27 sec
Slide 1 of 6
She Thought She was Speaking English: Hearing and Speaking Yiddish as a Child
1 min 30 sec
Slide 3 of 6
"I Wouldn't Dare Say to Her Don't Speak to Me [in Yiddish]": My Mother, WEVD Yiddish Radio, and the Pressure to Assimilate
1 min 11 sec
Slide 5 of 6