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.

Yiddish and English at Camp Kinderland

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Leo Summergrad - Yiddish speaker, educator, and WWII veteran - remembers attending Camp Kinderland in his youth and describes the use of Yiddish and English at camp.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leo Summergrad.

This excerpt is in English.

Leo Summergrad was born in Bronx, New York in 1923. Leo died in 2021.