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.

Harold Bloom Recalls Yiddish Plays and Musicals at the Second Avenue Theatre

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Harold Bloom, z"l, literary critic, fondly recalls his three older sisters taking him from their home in the East Bronx down to the Lower East Side to attend Yiddish theater.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harold Bloom.

This excerpt is in English.