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 the Ziegfeld Follies

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  • Naomi Leaf Halpern – Jewish dancer and centenarian – describes what she did during her performances in the Ziegfeld Follies. She also talks about some of the behind-the-scenes work, including costumes and makeup!

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?