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.
Visiting Central and Eastern Europe, Revisiting the Old Country
Minna Barrett, psychology professor and granddaughter of Yiddish actor David Baratz, recalls a trip that she and her husband took in the earky 1970s to visit Soviet-era Eastern Europe and to see if they could get a glimpse of their ancestors' lives in the old country.
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
Emotional and Intellectual Wealth That Can Feed Everybody: The Role of the Yiddish Book Center
1 min 55 sec
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The Vaudeville Thing Was Translated Down to Us: Descendants of Jewish Actors
4 min 54 sec
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