The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
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.
Gloria Weiner Weiss's Oral History
Gloria Weiner Weiss, former Yiddish child actress on the radio and stage, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 21, 2017 in Manchester, Connecticut.
This interview was conducted in English.
Gloria Weiner Weiss was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1926. Gloria Weiner died in 2020.
Video highlights from this oral history
"Are You Wearing Lipstick?": How I Kept My Child Acting Career on the Yiddish Stage a Secret
2 min 51 sec
Slide 1 of 6
My Mother's Commitment to Yiddish, and Why She Put Me on the Yiddish Radio at 3 Years Old
2 min 54 sec
Slide 2 of 6
From Girl's Latin School to Yidishe Shule: An American, Jewish Education in Boston
3 min 9 sec
Slide 4 of 6