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.

Celebrating Passover for the First Time in the Lodz Ghetto

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Jack Lewin—Yiddish poet and actor based in Los Angeles—was raised by secular parents but had religious grandparents. Here he remembers his first ever seder in the Lodz ghetto and what his grandfather thought of his secular upbringing.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Lewin.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Jack Lewin was born in Lodz, Poland in 1928.