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.
Allen Lewis Rickman's Oral History
Allen Lewis Rickman, a Yiddish actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 4, 2015 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, New York.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.
Allen Lewis Rickman was born in Queens, New York.
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
- Jewish education
- United States
- Cultural transmission
- Yiddish personalities
- Far Rockawag
- Shifra Lehrer
- Mma Bern
- Fayvush Finkel
- David Maudelbaum
- Folksberne Yiddish National Theatre
- HILI yeshiva
- New Yiddisht Rep
- The Essence
- A Yiddish Theater Dim-Sum
- A Serious Man
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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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