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
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 Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Communist Education in Poland and Beginning to Ask Questions About Jewish Roots
4 min 33 sec
Slide 4 of 10
Positive Effects of Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow on Jewish-Polish Relations
1 min 56 sec
Slide 7 of 10