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.

Yasha Sher and the Theater

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Ruth Friede, daughter of Yiddish actor Yasha Sher and teacher Shulamis Giligich, and granddaughter of Yosef Giligitch, remembers her father Yasha Sher's love of Yiddish theater. She remembers that when he immigrated to Melbourne, he connected with the local theater the day they arrived.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ruth Friede.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Ruth Friede was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1941.