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.

1945: Liberating A Boxcar Full of Jews

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Al Rosen, WWII veteran, describes the harrowing experience of coming across a boxcar full of Jewish people not far from Dachau.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ellsworth (Al) Rosen.

This excerpt is in English.

Ellsworth (Al) Rosen was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1924.