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.

Meeting Husband Uwe and Beginning to Uncover Her Past

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  • Gabriela von Seltmann, Polish artist who explores issues of memory and identity, describes the first time she met her now-husband in a cafe during the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow. She talks about how touched she was by his openness about his family's past and how that inspired her to begin asking more questions about her own roots.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Gabriela von Seltmann.

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?