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.

The Family Restaurant was a Gathering Place for Leftists

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  • Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, describes the restaurant his great-aunt and great-uncle owned in Paris, which became a congregating point for leftists.

This interview was conducted in English.

Henry Slucki was born in 1934 in Paris, France.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Food and culinary traditions
  • Politics and political movements
  • 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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