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.

"Learning English" with Itche Goldberg at Camp Kinderland

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  • 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 series.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?