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.

Discovering My Polish Family's Jewish History

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Katka Reszke—wrtier, filmmaker and Polish-Jewish activist—explains the astounding process of discovering her family's secret Jewish identity and her own status as a halakhic Jew -- all this, years after having converted, made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) and written a book on Polish Jewry.

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.