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.

Nahum Stutchkoff, renowned Yiddish linguist, and His Career on the WEVD Yiddish Radio

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  • Alec Burko - graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts - discusses the work of Nahum Stutchkoff, who hosted several shows on the radio station WEVD and compiled a Yiddish thesaurus.

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.

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?