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.

Four Generations of Yiddish Activism

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  • Michael Katz, activist and grandson of Yiddish journalist Moishe Katz, outlines the history of his family and explains what it means to him to be both secular and active in the Jewish community.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Katz.

This excerpt is in English.

Michael Katz was born in Bronx, New York in 1955.

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?