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.
“If You Want to Really Appreciate Him, Teach Yourself Yiddish”: Itzik Manger & How I Started with Yiddish
Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov, chair of the Polish Association for Yiddish Studies, gives the background of what inspired her start with Yiddish.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Go to a Seder and See What It's Like": Creating Connections Between Jewish Studies and Jewish Life
2 min 21 sec
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"Like Studies in the Kheyder (Heder)”: Reading and Translating In My Beginning Yiddish Class
1 min 58 sec
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