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

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  • 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.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?