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.

When Sidor Belarsky Performed at a Union Benefit

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Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, remembers seeing Sidor Belarsky perform at a union benefit - and how Belarsky reacted to an inattentive audience.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marvin Zuckerman.

This excerpt is in English.

Marvin Zuckerman was born in Bronx, New York in 1932.