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.

Jacob Apelberg's Oral History

Jacob Apelberg - a Holocaust survivor who speaks many languages and has lots of stories to share about life in Poland before and during World War II and about life in the Former Soviet Union - was interviewed by Martina Ravagnan on December 16, 2014 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish and English.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?