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 Family Stories from the Old Country

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Ed Asner, American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, describes how his ancestors escaped from the Germans, and arrived in Kansas City.

Images of Abe Asner and his relatives courtesy of the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. Learn more about Abe Asner’s story:

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ed Asner.

This excerpt is in English.