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.
Ed Asner Tells Stories of His Cousins During World War II
Ed Asner, American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, recalls what he knew of his family during the Holocaust - including the story of his cousin, a doctor, who utilized a fake Italian name to escape the Nazis.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ed Asner.
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
Ed Asner on His Father's Journey from Lithuania to Kansas City, Where He Started A Junkyard
2 min 44 sec
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