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.

Dual Consciousness: Growing Up In A Blended Religious and Secular Home

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Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, describes her beloved grandparents and their influence on her appreciation for Yiddish literature. She speaks, also, of navigating the opposing world-views of her parents and grandparents.

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

This excerpt is in English.

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