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.

Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov's Oral History

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Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov, chair of the Polish Association for Yiddish Studies, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 1, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.

This interview was conducted in English.

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:

  • Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov, Warsaw, Poland, Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw), Institute of HIstory of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Communism, Lutheran,
  • Advice
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish learning
  • Other languages
  • Hebrew
  • Press
  • Radio
  • Literature
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Scholarship
  • Academia
  • Holocaust
  • Education
  • Religion and ritual
  • Jewish holidays
  • Eastern Europe
  • Politics and political movements
  • Transmission

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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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