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.
Camp Kinderland for All
Pauline Katz, 2010-11 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, explains how Camp Kinderland had evolved from it's original structure by the time she went as a child, and was not only for Jews.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Pauline Katz.
This excerpt is in English.
Pauline Katz was born in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1988.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students and Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Camp Kinderland for All1 minute 20 seconds
Spanish Civil War and Peace Olympics at Kinderland2 minutes 13 seconds
How Political Cheers at Camp Kinderland Helped on a Public School Test2 minutes 57 seconds
A Camp Kinderland Legacy: Continuing The Spirit of What They Were Doing52 seconds
Communist and Socialist Disagreement Causes a Camp Split2 minutes 9 seconds
Taking My Vacation at Camp: Fifteen Consecutive Summers1 minute 44 seconds
I'm an Alien from Perel54 seconds
Taking A Yiddish Glossary to the First Day of School1 minute 23 seconds
Moyshe Katz Story4 minutes 44 seconds
The Yiddish World: They Want You To Have It1 minute 54 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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