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.

Creation of KlezKamp

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Adrienne Cooper z"l discusses the roots of KlezKamp and how the idea for it came directly out of the YIVO intensive Yiddish summer program. Instead of a summer language program with some cultural activities, she wished to found a week long cultural program with some language components.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Adrienne Cooper.

This excerpt is in English.

Adrienne Cooper was born in Oakland, California in 1946. Adrienne died in 2011.