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גערעכטיגקייט

באַנד: Vol. 1

Gerechtigkeit (Justice)

Volume: Vol. 1

September 26, 1919

Part of Gerechtigkeit (Justice) - ILGWU Newspaper

Herschel Fox

Herschel Fox, cantor and former Yiddish theater actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 6th, 2018, in Encino, California.

2018-02-06

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Diego Rotman

Diego Rotman - scholar and artist with a special interest in the Yiddish theater duo Dzigan and Schumacher - was interview by Christa Whitney on November 5, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2016-11-05

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

"You'll Be an Engineer of Hearts": How Jakub Rotbaum Convinced Me to Become an Actress Instead of an Engineer

Lea Szlanger, a Yiddish actress born in Poland, describes how a conversation with Jakub Rotbaum—a famous Yiddish theater director, actor and painter—convinced her to go into theater instead of pursuing a career as an engineer.

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

Growing Up With a Famous Mother

Selwyn Freed, son of Yiddish theater actors Celia Adler and Lazar Freed, describes the experience of growing up as Celia Adler's son, and being simultaneously aware of her incredible talent and the fact that she was not as well known outside of Jewis...

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

די ווערק פון יצחק לייבוש פרץ : צוועלף [ד"ה דרייצן] בענד

באַנד: 1

פרץ, י.ל

Di ṿerḳ fun Yitsḥaḳ Leybush Perets tsṿelf [d.h. draytsn] bend

Volume: 1

Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 2-1915
Pinski, David, 1872-1959

Nyu Yorḳ : Idish, 1920

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

One Eye on the Past, One Eye on the Future: Reaction to the MCNY's Yiddish Theater Exhibit

Minna Barrett, psychology professor and granddaughter of Yiddish actor David Baratz, talks about the importance of remembering Yiddish culture and how it enriches the history of the United States.

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

גערעכטיגקייט

באַנד: Vol. 2

Gerechtigkeit (Justice)

Volume: Vol. 2

November 05, 1920

Part of Gerechtigkeit (Justice) - ILGWU Newspaper

Tom Oppenheim

Tom Oppenheim - great-grandson of Yiddish theatre actors Jacob and Sara Adler, Artistic Director and President of Stella Adler Studio of Acting - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 8, 2016 at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, Ne...

2016-03-08

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

My Parent's Meeting, and My Mother's Talents: On Yiddish Actress Florence (Feige Sheindl) Schechter Leicht

Allan Leicht, playwright, screenwriter, and son of Yiddish actress Florence (Feige Sheindl) Schechter Leicht, talks about his mother's artistic and musical talents. He recalls the family conflicts surrounding her leaving work to be more deeply involv...

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

Tom Oppenheim Describes Stella Adler, His Grandmother

Tom Oppenheim, grandson of Yiddish theatre actors Jacob and Sara Adler, Artistic Director and President of Stella Adler Studio of Acting, describes his grandmother's appearance, energy, and theatrical gift.

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

The Spiritual Depth of H. Leivick's "The Golem"

Motl Didner, associate artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, speaks about the appeal of H. Leivick's treatment of the classic Yiddish tale of the Golem. Leivick's version, according to Didner, portrays the Golem not as a Fran...

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

Jean Fidelman Kopelman Haber

Jean Fidelman Kopelman Haber, daughter of Yiddish theater prompter and cousin of English-language novelist Bernard Malamud, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 4, 2015 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, New York.

2015-03-04

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Performing "The Dybbuk" in Vienna

Aron Gonshor talks about performing "The Dybbuk" in Vienna with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater.

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

Advice to Jewish Performers

Aron Gonshor, member of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater, gives his advice for performers choosing to within the Jewish arts.

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

Yinglish in Menasha Skulnik's "Double Trouble"

George Jochnowitz, professor emeritus of linguistics at the College of Staten Island, sings an excerpt of "Double Trouble," a song by Menasha Skulnik that George fondly remembers from his childhood trips to the Yiddish theaters of Second Avenue.

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

Chana Mlotek

Chana Mlotek, z"l - renowned musicologist and folklorist specializing in Yiddish music, theatre, and poetry - was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City.

2011-08-15

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

The Soup Story: Protecting Precious Food in Siberia During World War II

Michael (Mendl) Szmerling, former actor in the Melbourne amateur Yiddish theater, explains how his mother accepted soup as payment for seamstress work while living in Siberia during World War II.

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

First Impressions of Australia

Michael (Mendl) Szmerling, former actor in the Melbourne amateur Yiddish theater, describes how his first sight of Australia, a port in Fremantle, completely changed his opinion of what Australia would be like.

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

A "Modern Revolution in Yiddish Theater": The Genesis of The Show "Dos Goldene Land"

Avi Hoffman, actor, discusses his involvement in Moishe Rosenfeld's play "Dos Goldene Land" and argues that its revolutionary character lay in the cast's ability to present old material in a modern way.

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