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.

It Started On Stage: My Great Love with Yiddish Actor, Itzhak Turkow

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  • Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—describes love with Itzhok Turkow after meeting through theater.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1925. Shura, z"l, died in 2020.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?