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.

Chava Rosenfarb's Recreation of Her First Poems, Originally Destroyed by Nazis

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  • Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes her mother's path to publishing her first book of poems, from writing them in the Lodz Ghetto, seeing them destroyed by Nazis, and rewriting and memorizing them in secret in the concentration camp.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Goldie Morgentaler.

This excerpt is in English.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?