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.
Libraries and Publishing Houses: Remembering Literary Landmarks of Pre-War Vilne (Vilna)
Liba Augenfeld - Vilna native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - remembers a print shop and libraries from her childhood in Vilna.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Liba Augenfeld.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Liba Augenfeld was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1923.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Libraries and Publishing Houses: Remembering Literary Landmarks of Pre-War Vilne (Vilna)2 minutes 12 seconds
Remembering SKIF, the Bund's Children's Organization3 minutes 37 seconds
"Compared With The Ghetto, It Wasn't Bad": Memories Of Being A Partisan In The Woods Around Vilna6 minutes 43 seconds
My Father Taught The Great Yiddish Poet Chaim Grade2 minutes 56 seconds
Of Course The Great Yiddish Writer Avrom Sutzkever Stayed With Us!1 minute 35 seconds
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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