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.

Traveling and Live Performances as a Child Star on Boston's Yiddish Radio

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Gloria Weiner Weiss, z"l, former Yiddish child actress on the radio and stage, describes the live performances she and the cast of Boston's Yiddish radio would put on in surrounding towns and cities. She remembers how surprised people were to see a little girl with a European sounding Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Gloria Weiner Weiss.

This excerpt is in English.

Gloria Weiner Weiss was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1926. Gloria Weiner died in 2020.