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."
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.