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.

A Sentimental Attachment to Yiddish Theater

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Dan Opatoshu, screenwriter and grandson of Yiddish writer Yosef Opatoshu, reflects on his father’s career as an actor and his own personal connection to Yiddish theater, including childhood visits to famous Yiddish actress Molly Picon’s house.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Dan Opatoshu.

This excerpt is in English.

Dan Opatoshu was born in 1947.