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.

“You End Up Overshadowing 1000 Years of History”: A Sense of Duty to Spread Yiddish

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Jordan Kutzik, translator and Yiddishist, talks about how his experiences in Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania) impacted his understanding of the importance of learning and teaching Yiddish today and into the future.

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.