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.

Jacob Waislitz, Rachel Holzer and the Melbourne Yiddish Theater

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Doodie Ringelblum—medical doctor and Yiddish activist based in Melbourne—shares his knowledge of and experience with Yiddish Theater in Melbourne, which centered around two famous actors from the Vilne Troop: Jacob (Yankev) Waislitz and Rachel (Rokhl) Holzer.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Doodie Ringelblum.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Doodie Ringelblum was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1963.