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 Grandfather Played Music for the Soldiers in the Polish Army

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Chana Wilson, author, activist, psychotherapist and former radio and television producer, speaks about her grandfather's life as a Jewish violinist in Poland in the interwar period.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Chana Wilson.

This excerpt is in English.