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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
The Year We Cancelled Color War at Camp Kinderland3 minutes 34 seconds
Escaping Europe As A Child During WWII, Thanks To Eleanor Roosevelt2 minutes 44 seconds
France, 1942: Hearing the Purim Story for the First Time2 minutes 47 seconds
1942: A Jewish Child Refugee's First Impressions of the United States2 minutes 33 seconds
October 1943: Our Ship Changed Direction to Avoid a Battle2 minutes 37 seconds
The Family Restaurant was a Gathering Place for Leftists2 minutes 6 seconds
Many of the Yiddish Words Sounded Familiar: Remembering My Parents' Yiddishized French1 minute 19 seconds
Pete Seeger, Politics, and Yiddish Culture at Camp Kinderland2 minutes 59 seconds
The Meaning of Secular Jewishness to Me3 minutes 7 seconds
"It Doesn't Feel Traumatic to Me": Reflecting on the Impact of the Holocaust on My Life3 minutes 55 seconds
It Seems Yiddish and Hebrew Are Switching Places: Reflecting on the Future of Yiddish3 minutes 37 seconds
Yiddish Kinder Theater in Los Angeles3 minutes 24 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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