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.

"Making That Bridge (to Poland) Through Life Rather Than Death": Working on the Gwozdzdiec Synagogue Replica Project

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Helena Lipstadt, a poet and garden designer, describes the trip she took to Poland with her nephew, to see Jewish Poland beyond the "charnel houses of Europe" as part of the Gwozdzdiec Synagogue Replica Project.

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.