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.
An Interesting and Important Enterprise: Camp Hemshekh
Elliott (Elye) Palevsky—native Yiddish speaker, son of partisan fighters, and former cultural director of Camp Hemshekh—reflects on the importance of Camp Hemshekh in the continuity of Yiddish culture as well as the psychological health of Yiddish-speaking children of Holocaust survivors.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elliott (Elye) Palevsky.
This excerpt is in English.
Elliott (Elye) Palevsky was born in Bronx, New York in 1947.
Other video highlights from this oral history
An Important Moment in American Folk History: Reflection on Camp Hemshekh and Ethnic Pride Movements in the U.S.
1 min 22 sec
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Former Jewish Partisan Fighter's Reaction to Her Son's Political Activism
1 min 25 sec
Slide 5 of 10