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.

Two Grandfathers

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Tine Kindermann describes her two grandfathers, one of whom was a member of the Nazi Party, while the other fought in the Resistance. Yet she discredits all expectations by explaining more about each grandfather and in doing so highlights the complexity of life.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Tine Kindermann.

This excerpt is in English.