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.

"An Old Guy From Kentucky": An American Yiddish Song

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Bernie Agranoff, scientist and professor at the University of Michigan, whose uncle was a Yiddish theater prompter in Detroit, sings an upbeat, humorous song about an old man from Kentucky.

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.