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.

Growing Up in Communist Poland in the 1970s and 1980s

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Gabriela von Seltmann, Polish artist who explores issues of memory and identity, describes the mixture of fear and optimism in 1970s and 1980s Poland.

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

This excerpt is in English.