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.

Covertly Trained to Help with the Manhattan Project

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Alex Lauterbach, a retired chemist explains his journey from a high school drop-out in Krakow to working on the Manhattan Project (top secret atom bomb development during WWII) as part of the U.S. Army.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alex Lauterbach.

This excerpt is in English.

Alex Lauterbach was born in 1923.