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.
Meeting Isaac Bashevis Singer - At Six Months Old
Alec Burko - graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts - tells how when he was six months old, his mother took him to see Isaac Bashevis Singer speak.
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Two Films That Touched My Soul: The Beginning of My Interest in Yiddish and Yidishkayt
2 min 30 sec
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Exploring the Hasidic Community: Going Full-Circle with My Interest in Religion
3 min 5 sec
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