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.
Constantly in the Process of Becoming: Reflections on the "Third Generation" of Jews in Poland
Katka Reszke—writer, filmmaker and Polish-Jewish activist—speaks about her work in promoting awareness of Third Generation (after the Holocaust) Polish Jewry and the processing that these Jews engage in in establishing their unique identity. That the Third Generation Jewish community is constantly questioned and required to critically reflect upon itself, Katka explains, is the quality that will permit its livelihood and continuity.
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Positive Reasons to Visit Poland": Festivals, Academia, and Contemporary Jewish Life in Poland
2 min 10 sec
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The Importance of Asking Questions: The Challenge to Future Generations of Polish Jews
2 min 7 sec
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"Not a Renaissance, An Entirely New Phenomenon": The Making of Contemporary Polish Jewish Culture
1 min 40 sec
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"It's Very Interesting to Understand Why": Varied Jewish Communities within Poland
2 min 18 sec
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A Joke, A Riddle, A Family Secret: My Polish Great-Grandmother's Hidden Jewish Identity
1 min 39 sec
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