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.

Melanie Lewis's Oral History

Melanie Lewis—great-niece of Yiddish actor and founder of the NYC Yiddish Art Theatre Maurice Schwartz—was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 7th, 2019, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This interview was conducted in English.

Melanie Lewis was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1949.