This video here on and on YouTube now, where the original performance video received over 35,000 page views already, is a heartwarming 22-minute TV documentary on “The Making of the First-Ever Yiddish Performance of ‘O Canada.’
You can read about the back story of how the entire thing came together, with a team of over 100 people in Canada and around the world pitching in to make it happen, from a New York Times reporter in Toronto to a world-famous Canadian novelist (not to mention the amazing work of the translator Hindy Nosek-Abelson and the performers, including an earlier video by Canadian actress Deb Filler.
So sit back, and enjoy. And tell your friends about both the video and the ”making of” video. This is history on view, Canadian history, Yiddish history, Jewish history. It will never be forgotten!
Special thanks to reporter Craig Smith at the New York Times and networker Margaret Atwood in Toronto for getting this entire thing started a few months ago!