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.

Sailing Towards Palestine

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Paul Kaye, Navy veteran and officer on the Haganah ship Hatikvah, recounts his voyage to transport displaced persons from Italy to Palestine. He describes the difficulty and danger of refueling and preparing the ship, as well as his emotions when meeting displaces persons.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Paul Kaye.

This excerpt is in English.

Paul Kaye was born in New York, New York in 1967.