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.
"When I Met My Wife, She Already Knew My Family": Lyber Katz Remembers
Lyber Katz - z"l, progressive activist, Yiddish translator and son of Moishe Katz - describes how his father ended up in Egypt, and how this, in a roundabout way meant that his wife already knew his family when they met in Hartford, CT.
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.