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.
Like a Language: Jewish Identity in America
Yelena Shmulenson, NY-based Yiddish actress from the Former Soviet Union, describes how she experienced a shift in her Jewish identity after moving to the United States, and the long process of finding her way of being a Jew in America.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Yelena Shmulenson.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Yelena Shmulenson was born in Belarus.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.