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.

Growing Up In a Philosemitic Polish Home

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Katka Reszke, writer, filmmaker and Polish-Jewish activist, speaks about the unusually positive attitude towards Jews harbored by her family, compared to the larger Polish population. This philosemitism increased Katka's suspicious about her family's own, 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.