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.

Focus on the Children

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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, remembers her mother. She describes how her mother focused on protecting her during the war, and how this emphasis on the children resonates with her today.

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.