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

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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.