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.
Marc Aronson's Oral History
Marc Aronson, son of Yiddish theater set designers Boris and Lisa Aronson, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 23rd, 2016, in Nyack, New York.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
Boris Aronson’s Funny Stories about Maurice Schwartz and Distance from Yiddish Theater
2 min 4 sec
Slide 1 of 9
“No One’s Going to Be Interested in Tevye and His Five Daughters”: Boris Aronson Sending Scripts to His Son at Camp
1 min 15 sec
Slide 4 of 10
Colored Xerox and 3-Dimensional Paintings: Examples of Boris Aronson's Artwork
2 min 51 sec
Slide 6 of 9
The Universality of Fiddler on the Roof and Its Revolutionary Impact on Broadway
6 min 29 sec
Slide 7 of 9
Artifacts related to this oral history
Print of Chassidic Dance from "Mlava Malka", executed by Agadati, costume designed by Boris Aronson
Performance Photo from "Shop" from H. Leivik at the Orving Place Theatre, Set by Boris Aronson