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.
Learning About Shoes
Dana Szeflan-Bell, a Holocaust survivor, recalls an early memory from her family's time as Polish refugees in Russia.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Dana Szeflan-Bell.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Learning About Shoes0 seconds
A Child Holocaust Survivor Sings a Yiddish Song About the Ghetto0 seconds
Religious and Cultural Life in DP Camp After WWII0 seconds
Separated at the Train Station0 seconds
"Life is serendipity, you know": An amazing story of separation and reunion during WWII0 seconds
Educating Christian Teachers About the Holocaust0 seconds
"The War Wasn't Over for the Jews": Memories of Life in the DP Camp0 seconds
Back in Poland, Murder at a Wedding0 seconds
Yiddish Is My Religion0 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?