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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Finding My Father's Work in the Warsaw Archives3 minutes
"Get Rid of the Goat": A Traditional Jewish Story2 minutes 36 seconds
A Forged Birth Certificate4 minutes 32 seconds
Learning to Speak Yiddish1 minute 31 seconds
Tolerance: A Lesson from the Holocaust1 minute 29 seconds
First Impressions of America2 minutes 28 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Family history, stories about ancestors
- Eastern Europe
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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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