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.

Seymour Rexite, Miriam Kressyn, and "a Vast Theatrical Movement, United by Performing in Yiddish"

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—describes the varying and diverse world of the Yiddish theater. She discusses the Yiddish performers Seymour Rexite and Miriam Kressyn, and their connections in the Yiddish theater scene. Seymour Rexite's archives now are a part of Harvard University: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/seymour-rechtzeit-jewish-theate…

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Caraid O'Brien.

This excerpt is in English.

Caraid O'Brien was born in Galway, Ireland in 1974.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.


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