Seventy-two years ago, on July 28th, 1942, occupants of the Warsaw Jewish ghetto organized an armed resistance, eventually leading to an uprising almost a year later. Hear Moishe Rosenfeld
recall how they used to commemorate the historic date at Camp Hemshekh, a socialist Yiddishist summer camp.
Jewish Identity, Jewish Summer Camp, Oral History, Socialism, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt, Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddishists, Young Yiddishists |
Tagged Camp Hemshekh, Childhood, Ghetto Day, Ghetto Night, Holocaust, Moishe Rosenfeld, Summer Camp, Wexler Oral History Project |
In honor of Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music currently on at the Yiddish Book Center, singer/songwriter Daniel Kahn reflects on his discovery of and feelings about Yiddish.
Jewish Identity, Klezmer, Oral History, Russian/Yiddish Speakers, Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt, Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Artists, Yiddish Revival, Yiddishists, Young Yiddishists |
Tagged Daniel Kahn, Detroit, Klezmer, Music, Politics and political movements, singing, song, Wexler Oral History Project |
I am sad to pass on the news that one of our narrators passed away today. Shimon Alperovitch (Simonas Alperavičius), long-time president of the Jewish Community in Vilnius, Lithuania, had a strong, gentle presence when I interviewed him in August, 2012.
Watch the full interview, in Yiddish,
May his memory be for a blessing,