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.
Melbourne Yiddish Youth Theatre
Doodie Ringelblum, medical doctor and Yiddish activist based in Melbourne, explains the establishment and development of the Melbourne Yiddish Youth Theatre, of which he was an active member.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Doodie Ringelblum.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Doodie Ringelblum was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1963.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Melbourne Yiddish Youth Theatre2 minutes 32 seconds
What is the Bund? A Short Description1 minute 36 seconds
Jacob Waislitz, Rachel Holzer and the Melbourne Yiddish Theater2 minutes 18 seconds
A Personal Definition of Doykayt (Bundist Tenant of "Hereness"): Living Demonstrably Jewishly3 minutes 28 seconds
Yiddish Radio in Australia3 minutes 44 seconds
Choosing Australia to Raise a Son in a Secular Yiddish-Speaking Way2 minutes 6 seconds
"You Lied! You Said You Didn't Understand English!": Being Raised in Yiddish in Melbourne1 minute 19 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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