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.

Lisa Aronson's Artistic Background and Escape From Austria in 1939

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Marc Aronson, son of Yiddish theater set designers Boris and Lisa Aronson, discusses his mother's artistic background in Europe, her experience of antisemitism in Austria, and her escape to the United States in 1939.

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

This excerpt is in English.