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.

It was Heaven: Camp Kinderwelt

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Naomi Leaf Halpern – Jewish dancer and centenarian – recalls fondly of Camp Kinderwelt, a much loved Yiddish summer camp from her childhood.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Noami Leaf Halpern.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Noami Leaf Halpern was born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1914.