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 Breitbart vs. Marta Fara: The Fraud of Hypnotist Hanussen
Gary Bart, Great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, tells the story of the hypnotist Hanussen trying to humiliate Zishe by pretending to hypnotize a woman to give her the same strength as Zishe.
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