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 Lithuania With The Help of Chiune Sugihara

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Judith Elbaum Schumer explains how her family got out of Lithuania during WWII with the help of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jews.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judith Elbaum Schumer.

This excerpt is in English.

Judith Elbaum Schumer was born in Shanghai, China in 1945.