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'm Alive Thanks To the Help of a Young Polish Man
Fania Brantsovsky - former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute - tells how a young Polish man helped her escape into the forest during World War II and reflects on the complicated relationship between Jews and non-Jews.
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
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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Because Those Who Died Can't Tell These Stories: Fania Bransovsky Explains Why She Continues to Work Into Her 90s
5 min 48 sec
Slide 9 of 11