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.

At Least It Will Outlast Me: Possible Futures for Yiddish

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Alec Burko - graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts - contemplates the future of Yiddish, suggesting that its status among both Yiddishists and Hasidim will likely remain close to how it is now.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alec (Leyzer) Burko.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Alec (Leyzer) Burko was born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1978.