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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
The Vaudeville Thing Was Translated Down to Us: Descendants of Jewish Actors
4 min 54 sec
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One Eye on the Past, One Eye on the Future: Reaction to the MCNY's Yiddish Theater Exhibit
2 min 33 sec
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