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.
Parents' Experiences in the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Goldie Morgentaler, daughter of Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb, describes her parents' experiences as teenagers in the Lodz Ghetto, their deportation to Auschwitz, and their experiences following the camp's liberation.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Goldie Morgentaler.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Chava Rosenfarb's Observant Grandparents' Reactions to Their Daughter Becoming An Atheist Bundist
2 min 3 sec
Slide 3 of 14
"They Had No Sense That It Was a Language": American Jews' Dismissive Attitude Towards Yiddish
2 min 45 sec
Slide 7 of 14
Chava Rosenfarb's Talent for Painting, Murals, Sculpture, and Tapestry-Making
2 min 6 sec
Slide 10 of 14
Chava Rosenfarb's Recreation of Her First Poems, Originally Destroyed by Nazis
3 min 56 sec
Slide 9 of 14