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.
My Stint as a Yiddish Actor
Paul Berg, Yiddish activist, describes how performing in a Yiddish radio program as a child led to an interest in Yiddish theater.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Paul Berg.
This excerpt is in English.
Paul Berg was born in New York, New York in 1935.
Other video highlights from this oral history
My Mother and Grandmother Lived in the Lithuanian Forest Before Coming to America
1 min 21 sec
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I Can't Pay You Unless I Have Scissors: How My Grandmother Supported My Success in America
2 min 17 sec
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