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.

My Mother Agreed to Send Me From Poland to Yeshiva in America

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Yaakov Wasilewicz, Jewish musician, explains impact of leaving Poland to attend yeshiva in America on the relationship with his mother. Though it was hard on her, he knew she was happy for him to have a Jewish education.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Yaakov Wasilewicz.

This excerpt is in English.

Yaakov Wasilewicz was born in Czestowa in 1988.