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.
Six "Nicaraguans" in Lwów: Escaping Poland During World War Two
Alex Lauterbach, a retired chemist, relates the remarkable story of his family's circuitous - and dangerous - escape from Poland: an journey that required several passports (legitimate and not) and travel between several countries.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alex Lauterbach.
This excerpt is in English.
Alex Lauterbach was born in 1923.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Rent In Exchange for Medical School Admission: "Numerus clausus" & Racial Quotas in Interwar Poland
2 min 17 sec
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Values From Secular My Jewish Parents: Find Out What's Going On In The World
1 min 5 sec
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