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.

He Made the Difficult Switch from Yiddish to Hebrew: Zygmunt Turkow's Theater Career

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Shura Grinhoyz—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—recalls her brother-in-law Zygmunt Turkow, whom she worked with in Yiddish, although he switched to Hebrew Theater later in his life in Israel.

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 died in 2020.