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.

“Who Am I, A Ghost?”: Making Sense of Multicultural Polish Past

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  • Raphael Roginski, a musician and activist, reflects on the impact of war on the identities of surviving members of ethnic minority groups in Poland, and how this ties in with the concept of cultural revival.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Raphael Roginski.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?