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.

First Visit to Krakow, October 1989

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Uwe von Seltmann, German author and journalist, shares memories from his first visit to Krakow with his father in 1989, shortly after the end of the Polish People's Republic.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Uwe von Seltmann was born in Musen, Germany in 1964.