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.

Zishe the Jewish Strongman Idolized by Germans

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Gary Bart, Great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, desribes Zishe's non-Jewish, Nordic appearance (blue eyes and hair dyed blonde) and tells of the Germans idolizing him.

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

This excerpt is in English.