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.

Troim Katz Handler's Oral History

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Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida.

This interview was conducted in English.

Troim Katz Handler was born in 1927 in Los Angeles, California.

This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Troim Katz Handler, Passaic, New Jersey, Menke Katz, Itche Goldberg, Dovid Katz, Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, JPFO, International Workers Order, IWO, Lubavitch, Chabad, Satmar, Orthodox,
  • Family history
  • stories about ancestors
  • Childhood
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish teaching
  • Yiddish learning
  • Yiddish revival and activism
  • Coming back to Yiddish
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Jewish professions
  • Education
  • Religion and ritual
  • Family traditions
  • United States
  • Politics and political movements
  • Transmission
  • Jewish community
  • Assimilation
  • children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities
  • Beyond the Books
  • Roots
  • heritage

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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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