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

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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 1923 in Vilna, Lithuania.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Liba Augenfeld, Chaim Grade, Vilna, Vilnius, Vilne, Lithuania, Poland, Bund, Warsaw, Lodz, Spanish Civil War, Polish, Russian, Montreal Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Talking Books Project, Abraham Karpinowitz, Avrom Sutzkever, Abraham Sutzkever, Partisan, Vilna Ghetto,
  • Childhood
  • Yiddish speaker
  • Yiddish language
  • Literature
  • Education
  • Eastern Europe
  • Canada
  • Politics and political movements
  • World War Two
  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Other languages
  • Urban
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Advice
  • song
  • singing
  • Holocaust
  • Jewish education
  • Zionism
  • Western Europe

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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.

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