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.
Ellen Adler Oppenheim's Oral History
Ellen Adler Oppenheim, daughter of actress Stella Adler and granddaughter of Yiddish actors Jacob and Sara Adler, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 8, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Sara Adler on the Town1 minute 9 seconds
Stella Adler and Marlon Brando2 minutes 34 seconds
Luther Adler Ran After Girls and Had a Lobster Business1 minute 51 seconds
Tennessee Williams, Kazan, and The Theater Scene in the 1950s2 minutes 38 seconds
Curiosity and Energy: Stella Adler's Legacy2 minutes 31 seconds
An Overview of the Adler Family of Jewish Actors1 minute 25 seconds
Stella Adler and The Group Theatre4 minutes 16 seconds
A Song Learned from My Grandmother, Great Yiddish Actress Sara Adler1 minute 14 seconds
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