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 Fed Lunch to Entire Village During Economic Crisis

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Gary Bart, Great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, describes visiting Zishe's town, Friedenstal, and hearing the story of him feeding lunch to the entire village every day during the height of the most difficult economic times.

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

This excerpt is in English.