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.

Zalmen Mlotek's Oral History

Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, was interviewed (remotely) by Christa Whitney on May 26th, 2022 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic project with the Council of American Jewish Museums, to record stories from the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020-2022

This interview was conducted in English.

Zalmen Mlotek was born in New York, NY in 1951.