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.

Dancing in Maurice Schwartz's Last Play

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  • Naomi Leaf Halpern – Jewish dancer and centenarian – shares her experiences of being in Maurice Schwartz's last play and describes her impression of him.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Naomi Leaf Halpern.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?