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.
Liba Augenfeld's Oral History
Liba Augenfeld - Vilna native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Liba Augenfeld was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1923.
Video highlights from this oral history
Libraries and Publishing Houses: Remembering Literary Landmarks of Pre-War Vilne (Vilna)
2 min 12 sec
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Oral history excerpt
"Compared With The Ghetto, It Wasn't Bad": Memories Of Being A Partisan In The Woods Around Vilna
Liba Augenfeld - Vilna native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - remembers her time as a partisan during World War II.
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