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.
"That Brought Down the House": A Yiddish Theater Goof
Bernie Agranoff, scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, whose uncle was a Yiddish theater prompter in Detroit, remembers a story where a Yiddish theater actor, usually cast as a Hasid, made a humorous mistake during a different role.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bernie Agranoff.
This excerpt is in English.
Bernie Agranoff was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1926.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.