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.

A Grave and A Garden

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  • Tuvia Schwartz, child survivor of the Holocaust, describes how his mother returned to her hometown after World War II to find a mass grave - and how he has worked to create a monument at the grave site.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Tuvia Schwartz.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Tuvia Schwartz
  • Grave
  • Monument
  • Garden
  • Holocaust
  • World War Two
  • Eastern Europe
  • Shtetl

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?