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 anti-Semitism 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.