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.

Finding a Mentor in Luba Kadison, Last Surviving Member of the Vilna Troupe

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—explains how she came to learn and become friends with the Yiddish actor Luba Kadison when Caraid was just starting to build an artistic career in her twenties and Luba was at the end of a rich artistic life.

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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