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.

My Love of Yiddish Theater Came From My Father

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Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch], Yiddish actress, describes how her interest in Yiddish theater began. Her father was very into the theater and she tells a story about watching one of his rehearsals as a child.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch].

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch] was born in Kalisz, Poland in 1931.