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 on His Father's Journey from Lithuania to Kansas City, Where He Started A Junkyard
Ed Asner, American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, has a lot he wants to tell about his father, an observant Jewish junkyard man in Kansas City.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ed Asner.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Ed Asner on His Father's Journey from Lithuania to Kansas City, Where He Started A Junkyard2 minutes 44 seconds
My Parents Came To See Me Perform: Ed Asner as Rabbi Azriel in The Dybbuk3 minutes 52 seconds
Ed Asner Tells Stories of His Cousins During World War II2 minutes 42 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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