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.

Studying Yiddish in Vilna, the "Jerusalem of Lithuania"

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Jordan Kutzik, translator and Yiddishist, talks about his learning Yiddish in Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania) with Vilna native and former partisan fighter Fania Brantsovsky.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jordan Kutzik.

This excerpt is in English.

Jordan Kutzik was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988.