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.

David Botwinik's Oral History

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David Botwinik, Vilna-born composer and Yiddish-language activist, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish.

was born in Vilna, Lithuania.

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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