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.
Jozef Hen's Oral History
Jozef Hen, Polish writer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on July 22, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.
This interview was conducted in Polish.
Video highlights from this oral history
Yellow Tiles from Nowolipie Street1 minute 37 seconds
"Have You Ever Seen a Tennis Match?": Teenage Jozef Hen's First Editorial Critique from Igor Newerly3 minutes 30 seconds
Korczak's Pedagogical Failure, at a Movie Theater2 minutes 16 seconds
"I Should Have Gone with Them": Igor Newerly and His Maly Przeglad Colleagues in Majdanek1 minute 48 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Politics and political movements
- Jewish community
- Yiddish personalities
- Cultural transmission
- United States
- Soviet Union
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Old Country
- Jewish education
- World War II
- Career and Professional Life
- Immigration and migration
- Coming back to Yiddish
- Yiddish learning
- Yiddish language
- Jewish Identity
- Family histories
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
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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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