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.

The Importance of Theater and Music to Jewish Life in New York in the Early 20th Century

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Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer Dovid Aidelman, describes the importance of theater and music in American Jewish life.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Edna Nahshon.

This excerpt is in English.