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.

Philadelphia's Yiddish Radio

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  • Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folkshul of the Wynnefield neighborhood of West Philadelphia, describes the programs that he listened to with his Bubbe on Philadelphia's only Yiddish station.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Allen Katz.

This excerpt is in English.

Allen Katz was born in 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Allen Katz
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • soap operas
  • radio broadcast
  • Yiddish Folk Shule
  • Wynnefield
  • Childhood
  • Radio
  • Press
  • World War Two
  • America
  • United States
  • Urban

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.

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