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.
"I Think About My Twelve-Year-Old Grandfather": The Connection Between Yiddish Fiddler and My Ancestral History
Bruce Sabath, former engineer turned actor, describes his feelings about performing the Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof in relation to his family history.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bruce Sabath.
This excerpt is in English.
Bruce Sabath was born in Rochester, NY in 1962.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A Journey from Engineering to Acting: Three Events That Encouraged Me Change My Career
9 min 50 sec
Slide 1 of 5