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.

Leonard Nimoy's Stint Working With Yiddish Theatre Director and Actor Maurice Schwartz

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Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - describes how he came to work with famous director and actor of the Yiddish stage, Maurice Schwartz.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leonard Nimoy.

This excerpt is in English.

Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1931. Leonard died in 2015.

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