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.
Performing "The Dybbuk" in Vienna
Aron Gonshor talks about performing "The Dybbuk" in Vienna with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Aron Gonshor.
This excerpt is in English.
Aron Gonshor was born in Poland in 1947.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Performing "The Dybbuk" in Vienna4 minutes 5 seconds
"It Was As Simple As Breathing the Air": The Yiddish Community in Montreal1 minute 57 seconds
Important Jewish Writers and Performers Always Passed Through Montreal2 minutes 7 seconds
A Brief History of the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theater4 minutes 24 seconds
"With That Gift Comes Responsibility": Reflections on the Importance of Yiddish3 minutes 34 seconds
Yiddish and the Question of Lingua Franca3 minutes 17 seconds
"Zing Shtil" (Sing Softly)1 minute 13 seconds
Germany to Canada: My Jewish Family's Immigration Story2 minutes 57 seconds
Advice to Jewish Performers2 minutes 34 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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