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.
Alec (Leyzer) Burko's Oral History
Alec (Leyzer) Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. This interview is entirely in Yiddish.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Alec (Leyzer) Burko was born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1978.
Video highlights from this oral history
Two Films That Touched My Soul: The Beginning of My Interest in Yiddish and Yidishkayt
2 min 30 sec
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Exploring the Hasidic Community: Going Full-Circle with My Interest in Religion
3 min 5 sec
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Nahum Stutchkoff, renowned Yiddish linguist, and His Career on the WEVD Yiddish Radio
3 min 14 sec
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