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
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 Noami Leaf Halpern.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Noami Leaf Halpern was born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1914.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"They Knew A War Was Coming": Zionism At Home and Leaving Palestine Before World War Two
1 min 29 sec
Slide 6 of 8