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.

The Year We Cancelled Color War at Camp Kinderland

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  • Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, remembers one summer when he and his friends were troubled by the effect of color war at Camp Kinderland. He tells how the counselors were happy to cancel the event when they explained their position.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henry Slucki.

This excerpt is in English.

Henry Slucki was born in Paris, France in 1934.

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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.

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