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.
Why I Stayed in Vilna After the War
Fania Brantsovsky - former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute - explains that she stayed in Vilna after World War II because she expected people to come back and because there were numerous Jewish institutions there.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fania Brantsovsky.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Fania Brantsovsky was born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1922.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Because Those Who Died Can't Tell These Stories: Fania Bransovsky Explains Why She Continues to Work Into Her 90s
5 min 48 sec
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Uniforms and Antics: Fania Bransovsky Recalls Pre-WWII Student Life in Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania
3 min 59 sec
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How I Came to Join the United Partisan Organization (FPO) in the Vilna Ghetto
2 min 37 sec
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We Would Embrace Even A Stranger: Vilna in the First Days After World War II
2 min 42 sec
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