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.
A Very Small Basket: Limited Knowledge of My Jewish Family Background
Helena Lipstadt, a poet and garden designer, talks about the culture of silence in the survivor community she grew up in, and how saddened she is that so many stories have been lost.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Helena Lipstadt.
This excerpt is in English.
Helena Lipstadt was born in Berlin, Germany in 1947.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Working From Place of Minority: Reflections on Queers in the Klezmer Revival
1 min 57 sec
Slide 6 of 9
Longing for Gan-Eydn (Paradise): Reflections on Identity, Yiddish, and Poland
3 min 8 sec
Slide 7 of 9