“What Hitler couldn’t take away from us with his hatred, America won’t take away from us with her goodness.” Elliott Palevsky reflects on why his Holocaust-survivor parents insisted on raising their children in a Yiddish-speaking household in America.
Zol zayn purim! (Let it be Purim!) Leo Weitzman remembers how the yontef (holiday) was celebrated in a displaced persons’ camp for the first time after the Holocaust.
What were the first days like after the end of World War Two and the Holocaust? Fania Brantsovsky remembers returning to Vilna from the surrounding forests where she had been a Jewish partisan.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimlett, curator of the newly-opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews, discusses how the museum works to strike a balance in presenting the 1000-year history of Jews in Poland.
I am still busy recording amazing stories from Yiddish writers and scholars here in Israel. Leading Israeli historian Israel Bartal remembers the presence of Eastern European culture and Yiddish language in his childhood in Tel Aviv, then Palestine.