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.
Discovering Chancellor Murphy’s Connection To Birobizhan on My First Trip To America
Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin - master teacher at Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring - remembers his first trip to America, as part of an academic exchange between Birobidzhan and City College of New York, and how the chancellor of City College had his own connection to Birobidzhan.
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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