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.

“Closing The Circle”: Leonard Nimoy On Meeting Nimoy Relatives in Zaslav

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  • Leonard Nimoy, Jewish actor best known for his role as Spock on the Star Trek science fiction series, discusses his trip to Soviet Russia as part of a program with the World Wildlife Fund. In particular, he describes meeting some of his distant relatives in Ukraine for the first time and shares how the joy of their reunion was overshadowed by Nimoy's father's death shortly after his return to America.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leonard Nimoy.

This excerpt is in English.

Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1931. Leonard, z"l, died in 2015.

This interview is part of the series.

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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