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.

Father in the Warsaw Ghetto

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  • Michael Steinlauf recounts his father's experience of the Warsaw Ghetto and the years following.

This interview was conducted in English

Michael Steinlauf was born in 1947 in Paris, France.

This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Family history and stories re. ancestors
  • Holocaust
  • World War Two

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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