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

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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.