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.
"She Was a Beauty": Description of My Mother, Luba Kadison
Barbara Buloff, daughter of Yiddish actors Joseph Buloff & Luba Kadison, and granddaughter of Leib Kadison, cofounder of the Vilna Troupe, describes the way her mother looked and smelled, and discusses her beauty, which inspired musicians and painters, including Chagall.
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
Slide 1 of 5
"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
Slide 3 of 5