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 First Yiddish Theater Appearance At Age 3

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Helena (Chayele) Jacobs [Storch], Yiddish actress, remembers her first performance in the Yiddish theater, when she was three years old, and how her father ruined her moment.

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.