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.
Chased By A Headless Chicken: Lyber Katz Remembers Visiting Family in The Shtetl As a Boy
Lyber Kats - z"l, progressive activist, Yiddish translator and son of Moishe Katz - remembers visiting family in their shtetl, and watching a headless chicken run around him after his family member cut off its head.
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.