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.
A "Modern Revolution in Yiddish Theater": The Genesis of The Show "Dos Goldene Land"
Avi Hoffman, actor, discusses his involvement in Moishe Rosenfeld's play "Dos Goldene Land" and argues that its revolutionary character lay in the cast's ability to present old material in a modern way.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Avi Hoffman.
This excerpt is in English.
Avi Hoffman was born in Bronx, New York in 1958.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A Core of Yiddishists in the Bronx: Secular Yiddish Culture and Jewish Tradition on Bainbridge Ave.
4 min 34 sec
Slide 1 of 7
"An Entire World of Creativity": The Secular Yiddish Scene in New York in the 1960s
3 min 6 sec
Slide 4 of 7