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.
Lia Koenig's Oral History
Lia Koenig—Hebrew and Yiddish actress and Israel Prize recipient—was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 22, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Lia Koenig was born in 1929 in Lodz, Poland.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
More information about this oral history
- Family history
- stories about ancestors
- Yiddish language
- Coming back to Yiddish
- Yiddish scene
- Yiddish speaker
- Career and Professional Life
- World War Two
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- Latin America
- children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities
- Beyond the Books
- Yiddish personalities
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About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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