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.
The Vilna Troupe: My Grandparents' Involvement in Yiddish Theatre
Barbara Buloff, daughter of Yiddish actors Joseph Buloff & Luba Kadison, and granddaughter of Leib Kadison, cofounder of the Vilna Troupe, discusses Leib Kadison's background in Europe grandparents' involvement in the Yiddish theatre in Poland, including her grandfather's role in founding the Vilna Troupe.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Barbara Buloff.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
“They Would Speak and You Would Listen”: Yiddish Actors, Joseph Buloff and Luba Kadison
3 min 30 sec
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"When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie, That's a Tsures": Connecting to Judaism at the Yiddish Theatre
2 min 46 sec
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