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 Was Naïve: Memories of the Beginning of World War Two in Poland

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Alex Lauterbach, a retired chemist, recalls the invasion of Poland by German forces, and the beginning of his family's scramble to evade capture.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Alex Lauterbach was born in 1923.