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.

"As An Eight-Year-Old, He Was Already Supporting His Family": Yiddish Singer Seymour Rexite's Early Life

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—discusses Seymour Rexite's early life. She describes the trauma of leaving Poland, coming to America and then Seymour's emergence on the American scene as a musical "wonder boy".

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.

Other video highlights from this oral history