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 Joke, A Riddle, A Family Secret: My Polish Great-Grandmother's Hidden Jewish Identity

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Katka Reszke, writer, filmmaker and Polish-Jewish activist, recounts a story about her great-grandfather playing a joke his wife by impersonating a religious Jew, and explains the impact that this had on her explorations into her family's hidden Jewish identity.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Katka Reszke.

This excerpt is in English.

Katka Reszke was born in Wroclaw, Poland in 1978.