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.

Rita Katz's Oral History

Rita Katz - Holocaust survivor born in Smorgon, Belarus - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 21, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish.

Rita Katz was born in Smargon, Poland in 1937.

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?