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.

They Made Fun of Life: Memories of the Yiddish Theater

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Eleanor Rothfeld, born in Lvov and raised in the United States, remembers how much she enjoyed visiting the Yiddish theater as a young woman.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eleanor Rothfeld.

This excerpt is in English.