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.
Records of My Ancestors: My Trip to Poland
Sonia Pressman Fuentes, co-founder of the National Organization for Women, describes her trip to Poland and searching the archives of Piltz for information on her parents.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sonia Pressman Fuentes.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Records of My Ancestors: My Trip to Poland7 minutes 35 seconds
My Brother's Intuition: How We Left Germany in 19335 minutes 5 seconds
"Eh, Let It Be Already": Abortion in Pre-War Berlin3 minutes 55 seconds
A Mother's Broken Promise, An Uncle's Gambled Dowry, A Hat Full of Bullet Holes: The Beginning of My Parent's Marriage11 minutes 54 seconds
A Family Saved from Deportation by Camille Huysmans2 minutes 9 seconds
"It Never Left Me": My Return Trip to Germany4 minutes 49 seconds
Passengers of The Red Star Line: The Only Survivor at the Museum Opening7 minutes 46 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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