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.

Marc Aronson's Oral History

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Marc Aronson, son of Yiddish theater set designers Boris and Lisa Aronson, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 23rd, 2016, in Nyack, New York.

This interview was conducted in English.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Marc Aronson, Nyezhin, Kiev, Ukraine, Marc Chagal, Harold Prince, Alexandra Exter, 1920s, set design, Broadway, father, son, Tony Award,
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Theater
  • Secular
  • Secularism
  • Non-religious
  • Eastern Europe
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • United States
  • America
  • children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities
  • Beyond the Books
  • Yiddish personalities
  • Love
  • Relationships

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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