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 Human Tragedy."

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Christa Whitney explains what she observed to be difficult for many Jewish-Americans studying Lithuanian Jewish history. During this time abroad, Christa had to come to terms with being dismissed as an anti-Semite by one of her peers for no other reason than her non-Jewish Lithuanian heritage. She explains that it is important to remember that the Holocaust was not just a Jewish tragedy, but a human tragedy as well.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Christa Whitney.

This excerpt is in English.

Christa Whitney was born in Oakland, California in 1987.