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.
Eugene Orenstein recalls going to Camp Kinderland as a child and then working there as a staff member. He discusses the ideological arguments of his era and the negative feelings these struggles left with him.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eugene Orenstein.
This excerpt is in English.
Eugene Orenstein was born in Bronx, New York in 1945.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.