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.

The Universality of Fiddler on the Roof and Its Revolutionary Impact on Broadway

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  • Marc Aronson, son of Yiddish theater set designers Boris and Lisa Aronson, discusses his reaction to Fiddler on the Roof's success, its influence on Broadway, and its universal messages about tradition, modernity, and identity.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?