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

Watch now:

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.