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.

An Overview of the Adler Family of Jewish Actors

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Ellen Adler Oppenheim, granddaughter of Yiddish actors Jacob and Sara Adler, talks about her grandmother later in life, her shifting opinion of Marlon Brando, and the Russian songs she passed down.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ellen Adler Oppenheim.

This excerpt is in English.