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.
October 1943: Our Ship Changed Direction to Avoid a Battle
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, describes his voyage from Portugal to the United States - and how the ship was forced to make a detour to avoid a battle between German U-boats and Allied airplanes.
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 7 of 11
It Seems Yiddish and Hebrew Are Switching Places: Reflecting on the Future of Yiddish
3 min 37 sec
Slide 8 of 11