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 Theater in Melbourne: A Brief History

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Arnold Zable—author, human rights activist and son of Yiddish-speaking immigrants—gives a brief history of Yiddish theater in Melbourne, Australia. He talks about how it got started, who was involved and where is was performed. He also talks about how popular it was to go to the theater.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Arnold Zable.

This excerpt is in English.

Arnold Zable was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1947.