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.

Molly Picon and Death of a Salesman in Yiddish

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  • Miriam Bienstock, z"l, co-founder of Atlantic Records, remembers seeing one of Molly Picon's last shows, "The Kosher Widow," and says that her most memorable Yiddish theatre experience was seeing "Death of a Salesman."

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam Bienstock.

This excerpt is in English.

Miriam Bienstock was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. Miriam, z"l, died in 2015.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Death of a Salesman
  • Di koshere almone
  • The Kosher Widow
  • Yiddish theatre
  • Molly Picon
  • Miriam Bienstock
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish scene
  • Theater

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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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