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.
A Father's Childhood Memories of Crimea
Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin - master teacher at Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring - recounts his father's memories of living in Crimea, where many Jewish families settled.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin was born in Birobidzhan, Russia in 1961.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
I Started Studying Yiddish Because I Was Offered A Job To Teach It In Birobidzhan
1 min 45 sec
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What Is Rosh Hashanah? Discovering Jewish Culture at Age Eighteen in Birobidzhan, Jewish Autonomous Region of the Soviet Union
4 min 32 sec
Slide 4 of 8
Discovering Chancellor Murphy’s Connection To Birobizhan on My First Trip To America
1 min 37 sec
Slide 1 of 8