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.
Theodore (Theo) Bikel's Oral History
Theodore (Theo) Bikel - z"l, distinguished folk singer and actor - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.
Theodore (Theo) Bikel was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. Theodore (Theo), z"l, died in 2015.
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Immigration and migration
- Career and Professional Life
- Jewish holidays
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- United States
- Politics and political movements
- Yiddish Book Center
- Cultural transmission
- Youth group
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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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