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.

The Yiddish Theater: Stuck in Your Head, Then and Now

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Mildred Berman, New York native and active volunteer worker, remembers the Yiddish theater as "the best thing about growing up!" She remembers the songs she and her family sang along to, and tells about performing a song in Yiddish in her Yiddish class in later life.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mildred Berman.

This excerpt is in English.

Mildred Berman was born in New York, New York in 1927.