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.

Nobody Wanted to Talk About It: On ("Polanized") Jews in Poland

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Alex Lauterbach talks about his Jewish identity, and how it changed in response to what happened to Poland's Jews during the Holocaust and WWII, as well as giving some background information on assimilated Polish Jewry prior to the war.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Alex Lauterbach was born in 1923.