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.

Life-Changing Encounter with Jewish Man in Remah Synagogue

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Uwe von Seltmann, German author and journalist, describes a chance encounter with a Jewish man in the Remah Synagogue in Krakow, which inspired to pursue his dream of writing a book about his family history.

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.