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.

"Like a Video Game, But Real": Experiencing the Bombardment of Bordeaux in 1940

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Emile Karafiol, attorney, remembers the excitement and fear of living through the Bombardment of Bordeaux as a child during World War II.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Emile Karafiol.

This excerpt is in English.

Emile Karafiol was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1935. Emile died in 2019.