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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
My Bundist Father was Arrested and Tortured for Public Speaking in Soviet-Occupied Belarus
3 min 5 sec
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