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.

It was Heaven: Camp Kinderwelt

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  • Noami Leaf Halpern – Jewish dancer and centenarian – recalls fondly of Camp Kinderwelt, a much loved Yiddish summer camp from her childhood.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish.

Noami Leaf Halpern was born in 1914.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Childhood
  • Summer camp
  • Yiddish scene

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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?