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.

Actor David Baratz, At Home and Abroad

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Minna Barrett, psychology professor and granddaughter of Yiddish actor David Baratz, recounts stories of her grandfather's career, his extensive travels around the world, and his death on stage.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Minna Barrett.

This excerpt is in English.