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.

Remembering Poale Zion and the Zionism of the 1940s

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  • Judith Klau, English teacher, remembers the impact of Zionism on her and shares the lyrics of a Poale Zionist anthem.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judith Klau.

This excerpt is in English.

Judith Klau was born in 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Judith Klau
  • Poale Zion
  • Poale Zionist
  • Moshiach
  • Zionism
  • Jewish Identity
  • Holocaust
  • Israel
  • Politics and political movements
  • Music
  • United States

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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