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.

Growing Up in the Home of Lillie Satz, Who Resented Celia Adler

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Selwyn Freed, son of Yiddish theater actors Celia Adler and Lazar Freed, shares memories of growing up in the home of Lillie Satz after his parents' divorce, and describes the constant fear that he experienced knowing how much Lillie resented him.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Selwyn (Zelig) Freed.

This excerpt is in English.

Selwyn (Zelig) Freed was born in Odessa in 1917. Selwyn (Zelig) died in 2016.