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.

Memories of the Second Avenue Yiddish Theater

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Arje Shaw, z"l, native Yiddish speaker and Broadway playwright, remember going to Yiddish shows in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and the exciting spectacle of the 2nd Avenue theaters themselves.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Arje Shaw.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.