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.

Boris Aronson's Involvement in Art and the Kultur Lige in Europe

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  • Marc Aronson, son of Yiddish theater set designers Boris and Lisa Aronson, discusses his father's involvement in the art world in Europe, including his participation in the Kultur Lige in Kiev, his work on a book about Chagall, and his involvement in the cabaret world in Berlin. He also discusses his father's exploration of his own identity and where his Jewishness fit into broader national identities.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marc Aronson.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?