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.

"We Were So Hurt": Trying to Trust Our Neighbors After the Holocaust

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Esther Feder Lesell, Jewishly engaged Holocaust Survivor who immigrated to the USA in 1950 and lived in New Jersey and Florida, recalls how she and her husband were unable to trust others to watch their children after their experiences in the Holocaust during World War Two.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Esther Feder Lesell.

This excerpt is in English.

Esther Feder Lesell was born in Europe (Russia, Poland, or Germany) in 1930.