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.

Dzigan and Schumacher's Fight Against Yiddish Prohibition in Israel

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Diego Rotman - scholar and artist - talks about how Yiddish comedians Dzigan and Schumacher fought against the prohibition of Yiddish theater in Israel and their impact on other actors.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Diego Rotman.

This excerpt is in Spanish.