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.

How Zishe Breitbart Joined the Circus

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Gary Bart, Great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, describes Zishe's first fight against a strongman and the bear fight that allowed him to join the circus.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Gary Bart.

This excerpt is in English.