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.

Moyshe Katz Story

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  • Pauline Katz, 2010-11 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, recounts an amazing story about her great-grandfather, the famous Communist Yiddish journalist and writer, Moyshe Katz.

This interview was conducted in English

Pauline Katz was born in 1988 in Somerville, Massachusetts.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Family history, stories about ancestors
  • Literature
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Eastern Europe
  • Old Country
  • Soviet Union
  • Travel
  • Politics and political movements

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