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.
France, 1942: Hearing the Purim Story for the First Time
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, describes the first time he heard the story of Purim, as part of a Jewish boy scouts group in France. Henry then connects the Purim story to the state of Europe at the time.
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
Many of the Yiddish Words Sounded Familiar: Remembering My Parents' Yiddishized French
1 min 19 sec
Slide 3 of 11
"It Doesn't Feel Traumatic to Me": Reflecting on the Impact of the Holocaust on My Life
3 min 55 sec
Slide 4 of 11
It Seems Yiddish and Hebrew Are Switching Places: Reflecting on the Future of Yiddish
3 min 37 sec
Slide 7 of 11