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.

Leaving Germany in 1933

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  • Eva Apfelbaum, artist and educator, recalls the long journey from Germany to Switzerland to France that she took with her mother in 1933 when she was only five years old.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eva Apfelbaum.

This excerpt is in English.

Eva Apfelbaum was born in Nordhausen, Germany in 1928.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?