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.

How political cheers at Camp Kinderland helped on a public school test

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  • Pauline Katz remembers how cheers at Camp Kinderland taught her about leftist politics in history, and how they helped her on a public school test. She also explains the importance of Kinderland in her family history, and her own life.

This interview was conducted in English.

Pauline Katz was born in 1988 in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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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.

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