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.

Learning Yiddish Folk Songs From Jewish Partisans

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RIta Katz, Holocaust survivor born in Smorgon, Belarus, explains how Jewish partisans including Avrom Sutzkever and Shmerke Kaczerginski taught her Yiddish folk songs, and shares part of one she remembers.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Rita Katz was born in Smargon, Poland in 1937.