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.
My Father Wouldn’t Tell Me Anything About Auschwitz
Tuvia Schwartz, child survivor of the Holocaust, remembers asking his father about his experiences in Auschwitz, which his father refused to discuss, and recounts how his mother believed the prophet Elijah was with his father.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Tuvia Schwartz.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Other video highlights from this oral history
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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