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.
"Learning English" with Itche Goldberg at Camp Kinderland
Lyber Katz - z"l, progressive activist, Yiddish translator and son of Moishe Katz - tells the story of his Camp Kinderland experience with the Yiddish journalist Itche Goldberg,who Lyber unknowingly called "son of a bitchie" after being instructed by another camper.
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, z"l, 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
"Learning English" with Itche Goldberg at Camp Kinderland1 minute 49 seconds
Anti-anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union2 minutes 29 seconds
"He kept answering in Russian": Moishe Katz meeting Peretz2 minutes 5 seconds
Chased By A Headless Chicken: Lyber Katz Remembers Visiting Family in The Shtetl As a Boy2 minutes 29 seconds
Should the Jewish Young Fraternalists Chorus Keep its Jewish Name?1 minute 53 seconds
"When I Met My Wife, She Already Knew My Family": Lyber Katz Remembers4 minutes 38 seconds
Memories of the McCarthy Era2 minutes 43 seconds
Landslayt lebn Machu Picchu!: Jewish Connection in Peru1 minute 59 seconds
Lyber Katz on Translating his Father Moishe Katz's Book1 minute 12 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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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