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.
Camp Kinderwelt: A Yiddish Summer Camp in the 1940s
Ethel Taft, social worker and daughter of Yiddish writer and teacher Israel Gubkin, talks about the experiences provided by the Kinderwelt camp.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ethel Taft.
This excerpt is in English.
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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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