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.

Popcorn and Fundraising at Intermission: Memories of New York Yiddish and English Theaters and Movie Houses

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Fay Webern, New York City native and writer of historical, literary non-fiction, describes two of the movie theaters that she attended regularly as a child, and shares the story of her mother collecting dishes at the Palestine Theater.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fay Webern.

This excerpt is in English.

Fay Webern was born in New York, New York in 1927.