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.

Life in a Children's Home in Uzbekistan During World War Two

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Israel Milkow, a retired IT professional, describes the harsh living conditions he endured as a child in an orphanage during WWII.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Israel Milkow.

This excerpt is in English.

Israel Milkow was born in Slonim, Poland in 1935.