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.

"Two Lives With One Man:" Memories of Menke Katz

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Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, recounts how she was reunited with her father after years of estrangement and how, despite his absence from her childhood, they maintained a close relationship in his later years.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Troim Katz Handler.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Troim Katz Handler was born in Los Angeles, California in 1927.