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 Future of Yiddish in Poland

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Gabriela von Seltmann, Polish artist who explores issues of memory and identity, discusses the future of Yiddish in Poland, the fact that it is becoming trendier, and her hope that its increasing popularity will start stirring individual and collective memories of the past.

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

This excerpt is in English.