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 Theater in the 20th Century: an Interconnected, International Scene

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—describes the international phenomena of Yiddish theater during the 20th century. Much of her understanding came from Caraid's close relationships with Yiddish actors Luba Kadison and Seymour Rexite.

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.


Other video highlights from this oral history