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.

Learning Yiddish from a Soviet Textbook

Watch now:

  • Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin - master teacher at Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring - describes his first Yiddish textbook, which was written in Soviet orthography and did not discuss Jewish history or culture.

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.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes:

Keywords:

About the Wexler Oral History Project

A photograph of two men

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

An illustration of a woman

Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?