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.

The Healing Power of Welcoming Jews Into Their Families' Former Homes

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  • Gabriela von Seltmann, Polish artist who explores issues of memory and identity, describes the intensity of her first visit to Ukraine, and discusses the importance and healing power of welcoming people who show up at doorsteps saying that their families used to live there.

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?