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.
Rosalyn (Reyzele) Kirkel's Oral History
Rosalyn (Reyzele) Kirkel - storyteller and leader of a Yiddish shmooze-group in Denver, Colorado - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 25, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Rosalyn (Reyzele) Kirkel was born in Siauliai, Lithuania in 1941.
Video highlights from this oral history
"My Mother Hid Us in the Attic": Surviving the "Kinder-Aktsie" (Children's "Action") in the Shavl Ghetto
7 min 53 sec
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My Mother Smuggled Me Out of the Shavl (Šiauliai) Ghetto: A Hidden Jewish Child during the Holocaust
6 min 43 sec
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