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.

On Honesty and Survival After the Holocaust

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Itzik Gottesman - folklorist and associate editor at the Forverts - reflects on a life lesson his mother impressed on him - and how he reinterpreted it.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Itzik Gottesman.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Itzik Gottesman was born in Bronx, New York in 1957.