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.

The Effect of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Nobel Prize on Polish Translations of Yiddish Literature

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  • Marcin Wodzinski, Director of the Centre for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at University of Wrocław, explains the importance and impact of Isaac Bashevis Singer's 1978 Nobel Prize on the availability of Yiddish literature in Poland.

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

This excerpt is in English.

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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.

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