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.

Finding "Parnose" (a Career) In Jewish Studies in Poland

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  • Marcin Wodzinski, Director of the Centre for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at University of Wrocław, on difficulties and successes of finding a parnose (livelihood) after studying Jewish Studies in Poland.

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?