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.
From Fan to Groupie: Getting Hired By Will Eisner
Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and writer, describes seeking out Will Eisner, his favorite cartoonist, and talking himself into landing a job in Eisner's office.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jules Feiffer.
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
“The Storytelling, the Attitude, the Give and Take”: The Influence of Yiddish Theater on American Culture
2 min 54 sec
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"They Invented the America They Wanted to be a Part Of": Jewish Assimilation in the Early 20th Century
2 min 37 sec
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“The Only Funny Guy Around Was Me”: Jules Feiffer on Finding His Jewish Community
2 min 14 sec
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"My Job Was Uncovering Cover Stories": A Jewish Cartoonist Searches for Truth
3 min 37 sec
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