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.

"It's a Very Painful Story": My Family's Escape from the Pogroms of the Ukraine

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Haim Gunner, research scientist and Ottawa-born native Yiddish speaker, recalls his family’s escape from the pogroms of the Ukraine.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Haim Gunner.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Haim Gunner was born in 1924.

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