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.
The Jewish Community of Bulawayo (History)
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Litvak (Lithuanian Jew) who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), discusses the origin and evolution of the Jewish community in her hometown of Bulawayo. She touches on the Bulawayo Hebrew Congregation, the various youth movements to which she and her peers belonged, and the Jewish elderly home which her parents helped to establish and which today constitutes the last remaining Jewish community in Zimbabwe.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ghita Wolpowitz.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
For gezunt, zay gezunt, un kum gezunt: A Mother's Yiddish Blessing for Safe Travel
Slide 1 of 7
Being the Boss' Daughter: Uncomfortable Experiences With Racial Privilege in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
3 min 48 sec
Slide 2 of 7
"The Derailment of the Country": Reflecting on the Political Situation in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Growing Up
4 min 35 sec
Slide 3 of 7