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.

My Grandparents Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman: Pioneers of Yiddish Theater

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Rick Grossman, actor and part of a Yiddish theater family, describes his grandparents, Samuel B. and Fannie Grossman, as pioneers of Yiddish Theater because they moved on from the "Meccas" of theater, New York and Philadelphia, to find Jewish audiences elsewhere on the East Coast of the United States.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rick Grossman.

This excerpt is in English.

Rick Grossman was born in New York, New York in 1948.