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 Polish-Born Yiddish Speaker Explains the Formation of Post-WWII Jewish Organizations in Poland

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  • Henryk Robak, a native Yiddish speaker, explains the formation of organized Jewish institutions in Wroclaw (Bresloy in Yiddish) in the years immediately following World War Two and the Holocaust. In particular, he explains the work of the Yiddish Social Culture Association and the Jewish Committee.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henryk Robak.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

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.

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