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.
I Read Every Holocaust Memoir I Find
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and songwriter, tells how she feels compelled to read the memoirs of Holocaust victims who never received proper funerals - and how her own family survived out of coincidence and luck.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. Beyle died in 2013.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Gives Us a Reason, an Ideal": Yiddish in the Schaechter-Gottesman Family
2 min 9 sec
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