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.

Yiddish Faux Pas with a Holocaust Survivor at Camp Kinderwelt

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  • Bunny Hoffinger, former fashion designer who grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, recalls a mistake she made when speaking to a young Holocaust survivor in Yiddish at Camp Kinderwelt (aka Unser Camp).

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bunny Hoffinger.

This excerpt is in English.

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?