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
"She Was a Beauty": Description of My Mother, Luba Kadison2 minutes 51 seconds
“They Would Speak and You Would Listen”: Yiddish Actors, Joseph Buloff and Luba Kadison3 minutes 30 seconds
The Vilna Troupe: My Grandparents' Involvement in Yiddish Theatre3 minutes 4 seconds
"When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie, That's a Tsures": Connecting to Judaism at the Yiddish Theatre2 minutes 46 seconds
Memories of Yiddish Theatre in Israel in the 1950s and 1960s3 minutes 38 seconds
"They Were Very Strong Together": Parents' Courtship and Relationship2 minutes 44 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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