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.

Finding My Father's Work in the Warsaw Archives

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  • Lola Paley-Byron, child survivor of the Holocaust and social worker, talks about the trip to Warsaw she took with her son, and recalls finding movie reviews her father had written before the war.

This interview was conducted in English.

Lola Paley-Byron was born in 1943 in Siberia, Russia.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Family history, stories about ancestors
  • Travel
  • Eastern Europe
  • Newspapers
  • Film
  • Transmission
  • Roots/heritage

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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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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?