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.

Advice for Yiddish Learners: Have a Real Interest in Yiddish

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  • Nikolai (Kolya) Borodulin - master teacher at Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring - advises prospective Yiddish students to be truly interested in the language and make use of the copious resources in print and on the internet.

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.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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

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