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.
Yiddish in Israel: Historical Memory vs. Experienced Reality
When asked about the historical suppression of the Yiddish language in Israel and Tel Aviv in the 1950's Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer Dovid Aidelman, speaks about the reality she experienced versus the historical memory of the era
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Edna Nahshon.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
The Importance of Theater and Music to Jewish Life in New York in the Early 20th Century
2 min 31 sec
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The Tension Between My Yiddish-Speaking Stepfather, Dovid Aidelman, and My German-Speaking Mother
2 min 59 sec
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