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.

Marcin Wodzinski's Oral History

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Marcin Wodzinski, director of the Centre for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at University of Wrocław, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 30, 2013 at Wroclaw University, Poland.

This interview was conducted in English.

Marcin Wodzinski was born in 1966 in Swidnicy, Poland .

This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Marcin Wodzinski, Wroclaw, Poland, Warsaw, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Museum of the History of the Jews in Poland, Hasidism, Catholicism,
  • Advice
  • Favorite Yiddish word
  • Yiddish words
  • Childhood
  • Yiddish learning
  • Other languages
  • Hebrew
  • Literature
  • Eastern Europe
  • Transmission
  • Anti-Semitism

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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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