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.

The Philosophy of Camp Boiberik, A Yiddish-Inspired Apolitical Summer Camp

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  • Itzik Gottesman - folklorist and associate editor at the Forverts - explains the ideals of Camp Boiberik, which he attended as a child and remembers fondly.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Itzik Gottesman.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Itzik Gottesman was born in Bronx, New York in 1957.

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?