We people are aware of the enormous goodwill and effort of a group of students of Jewish culture in Poland. These are graduate students of Poland’s many university programs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Jewish History and Culture that are found all over Poland. One of the most talented of this group was interviewed for PRI last week. Here name is Agata Ilwicka. Agata is not Jewish but she has a wonderful feel for the Yiddish language. I enjoyed speaking with her last year when she visited. So rare these days to speak Yiddish with some one younger than I am.
Agata is working on her Ph.d. and very active in planning cultural events in and around Wroclaw (Breslau). Last year Agata spent a year at the Yiddish Book Center as an intern. One of her accomplishments is described in this interview. We are pleased to have her interest and cooperation.
I’ll be introducing others.