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.

Faina Kukliansky's Oral History

Faina Kukliansky, president of the Lithuanian Community Center in Vilnius, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 30th, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

This interview was conducted in English and Yiddish.

Faina Kukliansky was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1954.

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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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