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.
"He kept answering in Russian": Moishe Katz meeting Peretz
Lyber Katz - z"l, progressive activist, Yiddish translator and son of Moishe Katz - remembers his father's story of meeting Peretz and trying to initiate speaking Yiddish while Peretz responded in Russian.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Lyber Katz.
This excerpt is in English.
Lyber Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1921. Lyber died in 2014.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Chased By A Headless Chicken: Lyber Katz Remembers Visiting Family in The Shtetl As a Boy
2 min 29 sec
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