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.

Yiddish, Then and Now

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Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish plays, reflects on Yiddish's place in history and its role in contemporary society.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shirley Cohen Steinberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Shirley Cohen Steinberg was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926.