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.
Taking Theatre Classes at School With Dora
Bella Kuper Sanderson, Toronto Yiddish teacher who was born in Siberia and grew up in a Bundist household, shares her memories of Dora Wasserman, who taught theatre in Bella's school and with whom many people had a love-hate relationship.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bella Kuper Sanderson.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
From Poland to Siberia, Siberia to Cuba: Journeys of a Jewish Family During and After World War Two
4 min 57 sec
Slide 1 of 7
"The Workmen's Circle Was Our Family": Growing Up In a Jewish Socialist Household in Montreal
2 min 3 sec
Slide 2 of 7