Just how big was Yiddish theater in early 20th-century America? Seymour Rechtzeit and Miriam Kressyn share some memories. Interview by Neil W. Levin and Zalmen Mlotek. Milken Archive oral history excerpt.
Date: January 28, 1995
Credit: Milken Family Foundation
Let Him Bring the Mumps Here!
Bruce Adolphe on Mikhoels the Wise
A lot of things happened in Florida
Wir hobn gezayn (We Saw What You Did)
War was in the air
Seymour Rechtzeit and Miriam Kressyn: On the Avenue
Forget it Charlie!
Secunda or Rumshinsky?
Robert Merrill: Vaudeville Days
I never thought of myself as being an actress
The yidishe meydele
Vatch Your Step!
A nibleke mensch
Yehudi Wyner on Tants un Maysele
Sheila Silver: Song of Sara
Epstein Brothers: What is Klezmer?
Michael Shapiro: Variations on Eliahu hanavi
Meyer Kupferman: The Shadows of Jerusalem
Yehudi Wyner: Passover Offering
Richard Wernick: Oracle II
Bruce Adolphe on Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering
Sheila Silver: To the Spirit Unconquered
Jack Gottlieb: Early Years
Herman Berlinski on From the World of my Father
Yehudi Wyner on The Mirror
Ben Zion Shenker on Moditzer niggunim
David Amram on Shir lerev shabbat
Herman Berlinski on Avodat Shabbat
Marvin David Levy on Shir Shel Moshe
Yehudi Wyner on Friday Evening Service
Yehudi Wyner on Torah Service
John Baron on Frederick Kitziger
John Baron on Louis Armstrong and the Karnofsky Family
Marvin David Levy on Masada
Ruth Schonthal on Bird Over Jerusalem
Samuel Adler on Herbert Fromm
Ursula Mamlok on Cantata based on the 1st Psalm
Leo Kraft: Proverb of Solomom
David Diamond on Aḥava—Brotherhood
Joseph Silverstein on The Man from Midian
Thomas Beveridge on Yizkor Requiem
Sam Adler on Hugo Adler
Jack Gottlieb on Set Me as a Seal
Joelle Wallach on From the Forest of Chimneys
Jack Gottlieb on Three Candle Blessings