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.

Possible Jewish Origins, "Alternative Christianity" and Identity Building: Why Polish Students Choose Jewish Studies

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  • Marcin Wodzinski, Director of the Centre for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at University of Wrocław, on the reasons he sees Polish academics engage in Jewish Studies.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Marcin Wodzinski.

This excerpt is in English.

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?