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 Golden Age Of The David Herman Theatre

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Joe (Yossl) Tigl – son of Yiddish actor Shia Tigl – describes the golden age of Yiddish theater. He describes all of the various ways his father was involved in the theater and how heady that period of time was. Through his father and the theater, he met Shimon Dzigan more than once.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joe (Yossl) Tigl.

This excerpt is in English.

Joe (Yossl) Tigl was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1960.