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.

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  • Having left Germany for the safety of France, Eva Apfelbaum recalls 1939 as the year her brother and father were arrested and she was sent to live with other German refugees in the South of France.

This interview was conducted in English

Eva Apfelbaum was born in 1928 in Nordhausen, Germany.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Childhood
  • Holocaust
  • World War Two
  • Western Europe

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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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