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.

“How Strange That I Didn’t Recognize You!”: Meeting My Father, Poet Menke Katz, After Years Apart

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  • Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, discusses how strange it was to be reunited with her father after years apart.

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

This excerpt is in English.

This interview is part of the series.

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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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