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.
My Mother Left Her Family Behind when She Emigrated
Shirley Zaft Benyas, singer and Yiddish theater actress, explains her grandmother's thoughts when Shirley's mother emigrated.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shirley Zaft Benyas.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.