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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Boris Aronson’s Funny Stories about Maurice Schwartz and Distance from Yiddish Theater
2 min 4 sec
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“No One’s Going to Be Interested in Tevye and His Five Daughters”: Boris Aronson Sending Scripts to His Son at Camp
1 min 15 sec
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Colored Xerox and 3-Dimensional Paintings: Examples of Boris Aronson's Artwork
2 min 51 sec
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The Universality of Fiddler on the Roof and Its Revolutionary Impact on Broadway
6 min 29 sec
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