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.

My Grandfather's Story of Survival

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Leela Corman, graphic artist, recounts the story of how her grandfather survived the Holocaust by hiding out with others in the forests of Ukraine, and later bribed Soviet officials to allow he and his family to leave for the West.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leela Corman.

This excerpt is in English.

Leela Corman was born in Massachusetts in 1972.