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.

Communist Education in Poland and Beginning to Ask Questions About Jewish Roots

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Gabriela von Seltmann, Polish artist who explores issues of memory and identity, discusses her education in Poland's late communist period, the silence that surrounded the topic of Jewish history in Poland, and her early questions to her grandmother about the family's Jewish roots.

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

This excerpt is in English.