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 Storytelling, the Attitude, the Give and Take”: The Influence of Yiddish Theater on American Culture

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Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and writer, describes the many examples of Yiddish and Jewish influence that can be found throughout American culture, including in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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.