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.
Yelena Shmulenson's Oral History
Yelena Shmulenson, a NY-based Yiddish actress from the Former Soviet Union, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 5, 2015 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, New York.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Yelena Shmulenson was born in Belarus.
Video highlights from this oral history
More information about this oral history
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish speaker
- Career and Professional Life
- Eastern Europe
- Soviet Union
- United States
- Jewish community
- Allen Lewis Rickman
- Coen Brothers
- National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
- Yiddish theater
- Yiddish theatre
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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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