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.

“I Recognized Something That Seemed Very Comfortable To Me”: Caraid O’Brien On Discovering Yiddish Culture Through A Love of Literature and Irish Culture

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—reflects on how she came to Yiddish through literature, and the parallels she immediately felt to the Irish culture she'd grown up with through her family.

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