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Yiddish in Israel: Historical Memory vs. Experienced Reality

When asked about the historical suppression of the Yiddish language in Israel and Tel Aviv in the 1950's Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer Dovid Aidelman, speaks about the reality she experienced versus the hi...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish and the Question of Lingua Franca

Aron Gonshor - actor in the Montreal Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and surgeon - discusses the historic place of Yiddish in Jewish populations and describes the similarities and the sense of understanding between the Yiddish and French speaking comm...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Diane Cypkin

Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents' lives in Lit...

2013-08-08

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Andrei Malaev-Babel

Andrei Malaev-Babel, theater director and grandson of writer Isaac Babel, was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Andrei begins the interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia a...

2011-05-16

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

גערעכטיגקייט

באַנד: Vol. 1

Gerechtigkeit (Justice)

Volume: Vol. 1

November 14, 1919

Part of Gerechtigkeit (Justice) - ILGWU Newspaper

"There are Ways": Complicated Status of Yiddish in Israel

Diego Rotman - scholar and artist with a special interest in the Yiddish theater duo Dzigan and Schumacher - talks about the status of Yiddish in Israel, from his perspective.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

He Was a Volcano On Stage: Remembering Director Sigmund Turkow

Jack Lewin—Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles—describes the working in Yiddish theater with the director Sigmund Turkow.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Bryna Wasserman

Bryna Wasserman - executive director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and daughter of Yiddish actress Dora Wasserman - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 8, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York.

2016-04-08

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

הבימה

בן-ארי, ר

Habimah

Ben-Ari, R
Mukdoni, A, 1877-1958

Shiḳago : L. M. Shṭeyn, 1937

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

"It was very, very tragic": Yiddish play about Tsarist Army Conscription

Sue Ehrlich—New York native, Yiddish activist, and artist—recalls a particularly memorable Ludwig Satz play she attended at the Yiddish theater as a child.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Learning German with a Yiddish Background

Bernie Agranoff, scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, whose uncle was a Yiddish theater prompter in Detroit, remembers his time living abroad in Germany, and the instances that his Yiddish vocabulary confused his knowledge of German...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

The Tension Between My Yiddish-Speaking Stepfather, Dovid Aidelman, and My German-Speaking Mother

Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer Dovid Aidelman, speaks about the differences between her mother, and her step father Dovid Aidelman.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

טעאטער-זכרונות פון א שטורמישער צייט : פראגמענטן פון מיין לעבן

טורקאוו, זיגמונט

Ṭeaṭer-zikhroynes̀ fun a shṭurmisher tsayṭ

Turkow, Zygmunt, 1896-1970

Buenos Ayres : Tsenṭral-farband fun Poylishe Yidn in Argenṭine, 1956

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

"I Wanted to Understand Them": An Early Interest in Yiddish

Diego Rotman - scholar and artist with a special interest in the Yiddish theater duo Dzigan and Schumacher - talks about how not being able to understand his family at gatherings made him want to learn Yiddish as he was "missing" a part of his cultur...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Avi Hoffman

Avi Hoffman, actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. He grew up in the Bronx, part of a group of Yiddishist families who raised their children surrounded by Yiddish language and culture. His father survived...

2013-03-12

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

גערעכטיגקייט

באַנד: Vol. 2

Gerechtigkeit (Justice)

Volume: Vol. 2

September 24, 1920

Part of Gerechtigkeit (Justice) - ILGWU Newspaper

גערעכטיגקייט

באַנד: Vol. 2

Gerechtigkeit (Justice)

Volume: Vol. 2

January 30, 1920

Part of Gerechtigkeit (Justice) - ILGWU Newspaper

The "Deportivo" Sports Center as The Central Jewish Culture Center in Mexico City

Estela Aizenman Stern, Mexican school teacher and Yiddish enthusiast, explains how 65 years ago, her father helped found the "Deportivo" center, a place for sports, theatre, art, social events, Yiddish library. She explains, too, that a Yiddish radio...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

A sense of discovery: sorting books at the Yiddish Book Center's summer program

Avia Moore, now a freelance theater artist based in Montreal, describes her experience as a Yiddish Book Center intern, back when interns sorted Yiddish books in a warehouse every afternoon after their classes.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Arleene Migdal Kane

Arleene Migdal Kane was interviewed by Isaac D. Moore on March 26, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Arleene's father, Sol Migdal, grew up in a Polish town near Treblinka. He came to America at age fourteen; many of his sibli...

2015-03-26

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project