Dovid Katz , Esther Kampler

Nov 14, 201961 minutes

  • Dovid Katz talks about the Ukraine scandal from a Jewish and human rights perspective. Katz edits the web journal Defending History (, which counters the Eastern European movement to obfuscate, without denying, the Holocaust. An internationally renowned expert on Yiddish, he is now working on a new online Yiddish dictionary ( His personal website:
  • Esther Kampler is a Holocaust survivor originally from Czernowitz, Romania (today's Chernivtsi, Ukraine), who now lives in Brookline, Mass. We got to hear a bit about her younger years before and after the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of her parents and a brother.
  • From our archive, previously aired October 18, 2017: Christa Whitney interviewed by Dovid Braun about the film Beyle, about the life of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, the late Yiddish activist, poet, and artist.
  • Announcement: the film Beyle will be shown this Sunday, Nov 7, 2019, at 4:00 PM at Workmen's Circle in Brookline, with Christa Whitney at reception/talk-back following the screening. Info:
  • Announcement: Hankus Netsky and Eden Macadem-Somer will appear in a concert of Yiddish and Klezmer music Sunday, Nov 7, 2019, at 3 PM at All Newton Music School, 321 Chestnut St., West Newton, MA. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the following link: MA 02465
  • Music
    • Lillian Lux: Yiddishe Mama
    • Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam Somer: Vu Bistu Geven and Uncle Shloyme's Improvisation (on "Pfiyoys" from the Second Day of Rosh Hashono Musaf Amidah)/Hollender Friday Night Tune (Klezmer instrumental)
    • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air Date: November 13, 2019

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