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.

This interview is part of the series.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?