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.
Escaping Europe As A Child During WWII, Thanks To Eleanor Roosevelt
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, remembers how his family escaped from France to Spain in 1942 - and how visas sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt allowed him to travel to the United States.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henry Slucki.
This excerpt is in English.
Henry Slucki was born in Paris, France in 1934.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Doesn't Feel Traumatic to Me": Reflecting on the Impact of the Holocaust on My Life
3 min 55 sec
Slide 3 of 11
It Seems Yiddish and Hebrew Are Switching Places: Reflecting on the Future of Yiddish
3 min 37 sec
Slide 4 of 11