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.
My Parents' Community In America After Escaping Nazi Germany
Eva Brown - child survivor and trauma psychologist - describes her parent's social lives in Queens, New York, and reflects on their psychological and emotional reactions and recoveries from life in Nazi Germany.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eva Metzger Brown.
This excerpt is in English.
Eva Metzger Brown was born in Fuerth, Germany.
Other video highlights from this oral history
My Parents' Community In America After Escaping Nazi Germany3 minutes 11 seconds
Remembering Hitler's Rise to Power1 minute 41 seconds
Fleeing, Hiding, And, Finally, A Family Reunited: WWII in France2 minutes 43 seconds
How My Mother's Temper Tantrum Got Us Into America1 minute 48 seconds
My Bat Mitzvah at Fifty: One Step On a Long Journey of Healing3 minutes 24 seconds
Breaking the Silence of Trauma1 minute 29 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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