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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A Haunting Encounter of Trauma, Language, and Shadows of the Holocaust in Berlin
1 min 18 sec
Slide 8 of 10