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.

Family's Reactions to Uwe's Interest in Judaism

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Uwe von Seltmann, German author and journalist, describes his parents' few reactions to his interest in Judaism, including the one time that his father expressed pride in him and his mother crying about the connection she has always felt with the Jewish people. He also shares the story of finding a Zionist badge in his parents' coin collection.

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.